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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.


May. 26, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 12-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

After Easter’s holidays we kept working on our derby’s. Upper, lining and insole are ready for the lasting. I can’t wait to learn the goodyear stitching of the sole. On Saturday my family came to Florence (finally!). So happy to have them here!

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Upper and lining. This time I am working at a male shoe model.

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The knife needs to be well sharp, if not, cutting the insole is quite impossible.

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The insole ready for Goodyear.

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Also to skiving the leather is required a sharp knife.

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Giulio’s derby

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Ancient roman thermal baths in Fiesole.

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Etruscan Temple

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That’s too bad for the weather, but it is anyway an amazing view

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