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Francis Waplinger

Country: U.S.A.
Course: Shoemaking

Mr. Waplinger began his training in Italy in 2014 under the tutelage of Accademia Riaci's maestro Angelo Imperatrice, followed by an apprenticeship with famed Florentine shoemaker Roberto Ugolini.

Dec. 04, 2014 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , | Tags:, Reporter: Francis Waplinger | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 30.11.14 : Assistant Report 8



Here are some more patterns I have cut for my boots. It turned out that the leather I had chosen to use was too soft for a men’s boot. So, I decided to re-cut the pattern with a different leather. Next I am going to skive the leather and add brogue decorations.

The carousel in Piazza Republica, with Christmas decorations added.

Holiday lights are starting to pop up all over Florence. Here is the La Rinascente store in Piazza Repubblica. The lights give the city a wonderful festive feel.

More holiday lights on Via Del Corso.

Even more holiday lights, Via Calzaiuoli.

A vendor selling roasted chestnuts on the street, they smell wonderful and make a nice little snack.



Painting and Drawing Summer Course (#12) – Tomomi W

Graphic design classes include basic operations of…
Language:   Reporter: Tomomi W.
Course: Painting and Drawing

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I went to the Vatican City. バチカン市国に行ってきました。 …
Language:   Reporter: Tomomi W.
Course: Painting and Drawing

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Jewelry Making One-Year Course (#10) – Riho A.

I went to the Vatican Museums. There was a statue …
Language:   Reporter: Riho A.
Course: Jewelry Making

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