9-5pm (incl 12-1pm lunch break)
Further Doings Studio, 528 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn
Includes morning tea, lunch and beverages.
The Tutor - Lou Clifton
I first began making shoes in Dunedin 10 years ago. I couldn’t find work and decided this was my chance to learn shoemaking - something I’ve been curious about since a teen, obsessively saving for my 1st pair of Doc Martens.
10 years ago it wasn't possible to study shoemaking in NZ, so with nothing to lose I sold some of my belongings and travelled to Australia to train. I was absolutely determined to set up a studio of my own, so I launched a small business making kids shoes (a simple place to start) and used the profits to buy antique shoemaking equipment. In 2015 and again in 2017 I was invited to intern in Tokyo with a Master shoemaker. I've been extremely fortunate in my quest to learn shoemaking but couldn't have done it without some solid day dreaming.
booking through http://www.shoe-school.com/workshopgallery