Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Atelier Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 27, 2018
After working in Taiwanese footwear industry for three and a half years, she came to Firenze to study shoes making course, the city which is famous for leather art and shoes.
Although she already has basic aesthetics and sketching technique background from university (B.A.), yet she hopes to extend her shoe-making skills here in Riaci. She believes designer can deliver their thoughts through their works, hoping to keep motivate people with her designs.
It was the last week for class. Though only few days left we are going to say goodbye, we still work to the bitter end. After that, everybody will fly back to their country and open a new page in their life… On Monday, I kept working on my Chelsea Norwegian second stitching.
This was Masami’s new last, a last ordered for baby shoes. Because we usually make shoes for adult, so, when she showing her new last, our heart all melted because the small little foot. How cute!!
Prof. Angelo was helping me with grinding machine. For using these kinds of machine, need years of experience to be professional, because, machine run very fast and last was heavy. When watching Angelo using grinding machine, reminded me the time when I learned wooden craft in university. To become a professional shoe maker, not only need to know how to make pattern, also need to know how to stitching with machine and hand, how to use knife properly, last but not least, how to use grinding machine…A job full of challenge. I said to myself.
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