Roz Kaohn - 2000 Al Stohlman Award Winner

Roz Kaohn Receives Al Stohlman Award 2000

Rosaline “Roz” Kaohn received the Al Stohlman Award for Excellence in Leatherwork. This prestigious award is bestowed but one time a year and is actively and competitively sought by many each year.  Ms. Kaohn has without a doubt demonstrated over many years her dedication to the craft through her many classes and teaching engagements.  She has also confirmed outstanding skills in the traditional aspects of leatherwork.  Moreover, she has shown her skills and originality involved with going further, creating a unique style of leatherwork. This amazing and award winning style has required quite literally the creation of new techniques incorporated into her leatherwork.  These new methods have inspired others to follow her example.

Roz was born and raised in Newark, NJ and in 1970 moved to Palm Desert, CA where she attended high school and college.  In 1983, she took four lessons in Leathercraft at a Tandy store in Reseda, CA.  Thus began her career in leather.  From 1983 to 1989, Roz worked for, and then managed the Reseda Tandy store.  During this time, she taught scout groups, classes in grammar schools, high schools, and college and adult night classes.  She has judged leather shows, has published numerous articles on Leathercraft, and helped organize Orange County Leathercrafters.

The award ceremony took place on October 14, 2000 at the International Federation of Leather Guilds held this year at Topeka, KS.

"Roz Kaohn Receives Al Stohlman Award 2000”. The Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal.  Nov/Dec 2000: p 35. Print.