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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.


Feb. 21, 2017 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , | Tags:, Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 4-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

This has been a really busy and profitable week! Finally we finished our Chanels. It is wonderful to see realized and completed something you worked a lot about and made with your own hands.
Furthermore Angelo explained us the Oxford model, we are going to develop it during the next week.
This weekend my friend Giulio and I moved to the new apartment, more cozy and closer to Accademia Riaci than the previous one.


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My first shoe is completed! Proud of myself (also if it is not perfect and fashionable).


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Sunny days in Florence are perfect to make long walks around the city.


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Gaetano Pesce Exhibition. A denounce against abuses on women.


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Starting with new model Oxford (francesina).


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First test with Z12 material.


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Photo exhibition in ‘Le Murate’, an old prison converted to cultural center.


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Giulio working at his francesina.


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Interesting to see Angelo explaining ‘how to’ to the guys of the other class.


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To share passion for shoe making and sweets.


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Moving to a new apartment means always going first to IKEA!.




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