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Caterina Melidoni
Caterina Melidoni

Nationality: Italy
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Avanzata Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2018

After a BA degree in Industrial Design at ISIA in Rome, she decided to move to Florence to learn the ancient and valuable art of shoe making. She always has been interested in design and making shoes . So she found out that Florence and Accademia Riaci would have been the perfect place for learning about.
She wants to gain knowledge about one of the most Italian famous and worldwide appreciated handcraft art. The craft of shoe making deserves to be handed down from one generation to another, to survive as a prestigious art.


Aug. 18, 2017 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoe Making/Design

Shoe Making 21-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

The sole construction has been completed. I started to work at the heel. Every single step of this amazing handcrafted job has its own rules and functions. The precision gives the best result, but just experience supports precision. So…. WORK WORK WORK!

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'Increne' is the cut of the sole in which is hidden the stitching.

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Different kind of increne.

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My monk out of the last.

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Decorative stitchings.

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The goodyear stitching.

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I really like the shape of the last I chose.

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Starting to work on the heels.

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