Today we had a great and very busy day. I finished all the chairs for my October students. Us, shoemakers use special chairs. 40-45 cm tall, wide..etc, so it keeps your thigh perfectly paralel to the floor, so you can really make shoes “on your knees”. Then we (Seiji and me) went back to the… Read More
Sorry, I cannot explain every detail of making of this model, but I can show some interesting pictures about it. So the secrect revealed: there is no any part of the animal which forms a shoes – this was obvious, but there is a hard work and a few tricks which keep the leather in… Read More
but not the last. Let the picture talk.
By Ana Luisa Santana: “You don’t have to be brave to wear these shoes. But you have to be brave to MAKE them under Marcell’s sight…” Lovely girl isn’t she? 🙂 Ana was in my workshop this year March-April, and now she is a beginner shoemaker in Rio, Brasilia.
Here is the list of the upcoming courses in November. I tried to complete a mix for those student who have never had any experience in shoe making and also for those who have already learned from me. I would really like to point your attention to the slipper making course. I cannot imagine better… Read More
Important! The November Courses will be held at the first two weeks of November. If you wish to come, make sure you register in time, so you will have your place. Registering will start at 10 am, 20th of September. And a small appetizer to the Kid Shoe Course: comfortable shoe with a toe-protector. Made… Read More
Many things happened here.. A new apprentice arrived. I still enjoy this teachings – I meet new and very interesting people. I can teach them, looking them learning, making the first steps on the long way of studying this ancient craft, and surprisingly learning from them. What? Many things. I was lucky with my apprentices… Read More