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Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Atelier Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 27, 2018

Shiau-Ting, Li. Shoes designer from Taiwan.
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.



Jun. 02, 2017 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , | Tags:, Reporter: Li SHIAU-TING | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 27-Master Course 2016 (Student1)

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This week, I start from second hand stitching for Norwegian construction, which was stitching upper with middle-sole. The picture shows the process of hole-measuring by Prof. Angelo.

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A big step for me – customized a shoe stamp for myself! From now, every shoe I make could see this mark, how exciting! Photo shot when I heating up my stamp, ready for stamping.

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完成第二道挪威縫! 這是教授Angelo示範收線時的紀錄。

Photo shot when finishing second hand-stitching. Now, Prof. Angelo was demonstrating how to tie a knot.

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After tying a knot, the leather should be cut off along the edge which was unnecessary. This is step that tested a shoe maker’s skills for using knife properly.

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Measuring outline that preparing for outsole.

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The leather should be wet before gluing middle-sole with outsole.

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On 19th to 20th of April was our graduation exhibition. I’m glad that in this moment, we can get together sharing our works. Meanwhile, I really think it’s a great opportunity to let people know Riaci have great work with high quality and students! Photo shot with my handmade shoes during exhibition! One Blake Oxford shoe and one Goodyear Derby shoe.

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同學們的作品紀錄。看起來就像是鞋店陳列呢! 我們驕傲的說著。

There were classmate’s works inside the picture. It looked like a shoe shop! We said proudly. 🙂

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Behind the scenes, we wore our shoes with excitement. I think, to become a shoe maker, will not only feel fulfilling that someone wears their works, but also feel happy for wearing their own handmade shoes.

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哈囉,來張大合照吧! 攝影師Emi說著。我想我會永遠記得這一刻,很高興能認識這群勇於追夢的朋友們。

Hello, let’s take a group photo! – photograph Emi said. I think I will always remember this moment. I’m glad to meet these crazy friends, who are brave to chase their dreams.



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