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Shoes and Craft

A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

So, let’s start with the most important one:

There will be no course in New York in March, but…

But let’s start with the explanation. I never felt comfortable with those courses: the environment was always so professional – I mean I rented a place, but it never looked like a workshop, which could have been inspiring students. When you enter a real workshop, you feel the scent of leather old wood furniture, lasts, the glue, the smoky shoemaker’s wax, and so on.. Even a nice airconditioned room in New York just miss these things. And… The professional places, like art and industrial schools are a bit.. how to say… lazy in answering mails. Sorry guys. There won’t be Koronya course in New York in the next year. I wish I could post some change, but most probably I won’t.

.. but I have some positive, good news!

There will be a course every month… in HUNGARY, in my own traditional, sweet workshop, which is OK accomodate 5-6 people without any problem. If you decide to book a ticket now, you can get really cheap rates:

There is not needed to mention that the prices (accommodation, food, transportation, etc.) are much-much cheaper than in the States, and there are extra possibilities, what I can insert to the program, like field trips to last makers, tanneries, leather stores, etc. We can combine the intensity of the NYC courses with working experience in a real, operating workshop.

We can keep your expenses lower, so you get more for less (or same – up to you). Anyway: until now the course was 1500 USD for 5 days, now I offer a 9 days course for the same, including a complimentary 2 hours video, some limited choice in models and sizes, and possibility to get some tools and supplies (uppers, lasts) at a special student price. And don’t forget: this country is beautiful, foods are tasty and healthy, and not to mention you can spend almost two weeks in the hearth of Europe, the capital of crafts.


So, the big news:


First Intensive Apprenticeship Program in Budapest, Hungary, 5-13 March

9 days continuous shoemaking, We make a cemented construction derby, all hand made and finished. More info comes soon. Stay tuned.


And some pictures as appetizer for Hungary:

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