We are proud to announce that the University of the Arts, London has presented Bill Amberg with an honorary doctorate for his dedication to education on leather craft. This is reflected in the studios’ and Bill’s own involvement in projects with fashion students, and his apprenticeships, leather work programmes and bespoke evening classes. A truly exciting and real honour for Bill, this is also a tribute to everyone at the studio, those who have supported Bill’s work for over 30 years now and, of course, friends and family.
On receiving the award, Bill gave a speech that expressed his passion and long standing expertise in leather craft to an audience that included the UAL chancellor and vice chancellor, Sir John Sorrell, and Nigel Carrington, respectively. Bill continues to support the Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths and St Martin’s and other colleges under the UAL umbrella in this way, which is a real privilege.