James Neathery lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Sara and their two children. He began working on small leather projects as a hobby in early 2011, focusing on steampunk and dieselpunk, and founded Starboard Sky that summer. Since then, James has moved from small leather projects into other areas such as armor, electronics, metalwork, and fabrication, but he is probably best known for his hand crafted leather watches. His goal is to make “everyday steampunk” – stylish items that are suited for nearly any budget, but with quality to last a lifetime. His work landed him a spot on the TV series “Steampunk’d,” where 10 makers battled it out for $100,000 by making steampunk creations out of everyday items and repurposed parts. His work has been featured in many steampunk publications and forums, and several of his items have been on display at the AACA museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. You can see James’s work at www.starboardsky.com and follow him at www.facebook.com/StarboardSkyLeatherworks and on Instagram @starboardskyleather.
Steampunk maker, artist, and model Sara Neathery was born and grew up in rural McMinnville, Tennessee. In 2011 she married her husband James Neathery, who had long loved the steampunk aesthetic and introduced her to the world of clockworks, cogs, and airships.
In 2012 that she sported her first pair of goggles in a Steampunk photoshoot which led to her landing the covers of the award winning Steampunk anthology books, Capes & Clockwork Superheroes in the Age of Steam Vols. 1&2.
Some of her talents include costuming, jewelry making, creating sculptures, and working in the antique restoration industry.
Sara resides in Nashville, TN where she lives with her two children and husband, James. On any given day you can find her in her work space, creating new Steampunk themed pieces of art, posing in front of a camera, or wrangling kids.