Hello and thank you for your interest Shoes & Craft, a blog about handmade shoes. I am Marcell Mrsan, master shoemaker and owner of Koronya. Koronya is a family name from my mother’s side and has been our family-owned leather goods business for numerous generations. More recently we focus on producing handmade shoes of the highest quality. Inheriting a family business is something I consider to be a great responsibility. I must not only continue the proud tradition started before me, but carry these traditions and techniques into modern times to create beautiful products for today’s demanding customer.
As a master shoemaker, my goal is to make the perfect shoe possible. Nothing less will suffice. Not only do I want to make my family proud, but exceed my customer’s demands.
It is also very important to me that I help preserve the craft of shoemaking. We don’t live forever. I don’t want the secrets and techniques I have acquired to go with me to the grave. That would be selfish and is something too many shoemakers have done. The craft must survive and this is why I teach. I teach all aspects of shoemaking and accessory design in my workshop in Savannah, Georgia (USA). Teaching is definitely not as profitable as making bespoke shoes — trust me — but some things you cannot put a financial value on.
If you enjoy my blog and are interested in learning the craft, I recommend you checking out my other websites:
Shoemaking Courses Offered: http://www.shoemakingcourse.com
ECommerce for Tools & DVDs: http://www.cordwainertools.com
Behance Portfolio: https://www.behance.net/koronya
And if you are interested in purchasing handmade shoes, please check out my website:
Thank you and please enjoy the blog!
**Please note: I am not accepting any additional apprentices at this time, but am available for private courses, upon request. If you are interested in a private course, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you may consider one of my workshop classes offered at www.shoemakingcourse.com. Thank you.**