My name is Denise Cozzitorto. I've been a Northern California native my whole life. I live just outside of Sacramento county with my small family.
I've been making and creating since I was a very young child. I've studied photography, graphic design, and fine art in school.
Fiber arts have always been my strong suit, but I love learning new skills and adding them to my maker repertoire.
I've been selling my wares online and at different Indie Art & Craft shows since 2002.
The Gilded Poppy came to be in late 2017 from my passion for coming up with unique ideas, by experimenting with new processes on old techniques. I love experimenting with metalsmithing and leathercrafting to create a traditional but modern aesthetic.
I'm inspired by California's beautiful coastline, and all the iconic images surrounding this beautiful state I live in.
I love working with leather, brass, and silver because each item I create, becomes it's own individual (and wearable) art piece.
Currently most of my leather pieces come from high quality leather cow hide scraps, re-purposed leather clothing, or natural vegetable tanned leather source in the US... making each piece one of of kind and sustainable.
Explore my Portfolio to learn more about my skill and style, see some of the projects I've finished, and what I can make for you.