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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. 27, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 5-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Our work with francesina keeps going on. This week we decided colors and textures for our shoe tests and started with cutting and stitching.
On Tuesday I came back Rome for a one day trip, just to see my family who didn’t expect my visit. It has been a lovely sunny day in the Capital.
This weekend an old friend of mine came to Florence and prepared a sushi dinner in my apartment, perfect way to end the week.


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First leather test


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Our shoes tell a lot about who we are. Kamla is a really gutsy woman!


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Geometric decorations, why not!


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Visiting my family in Rome


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Italian cities are fascinating, and Rome is just one hour and half from Florence.


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Having a walk in Florence’s center


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Amazing handicrafts hidden in Florence’s pathways


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On Friday some friends and I went to an electronic music concert.


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Sushi dinner. Wonderfull


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On Sunday I went to see the amazing view from the Castle ‘Forte di Belvedere’. But was closed (talk about bad luck)


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