Saturday Aug 24th, 11am - 6pm
I began my business in 2014 making custom jewelry, clothing, handbags, shoes, and just about anything I could think of. Most of what I made was an experiment and expression of my personality ( I just like making things). Not long after, I began selling my work in local stores, craft fairs and online. My favorite thing to do was attend craft shows where I could meet other amazing makers, musicians, and fashionistas.
After 6 months I opened up a studio with Sin Clarity Clothing in the Flat Iron Arts Building of Wicker Park, Chicago. We had great fun throwing events and sharing our skills. Together, we started an event company with a bunch of other talented local artists within the Chicago maker community.
After a great interest in continuing my education in shoe making I decided to pack up and leave for New York City to study shoe making with a collective of shoemakers in Brooklyn. There I studied, practiced, and honed my skills in every style of shoe I could think of. I applied my interests of sailing, hiking, and biking to my designs. Pretty soon I was teaching shoe making and selling custom shoes in New York City, Chicago & beyond.
One year into NYC, I left the shoe making collective in Brooklyn to started my own home studio in Manhattan where I spent each day creating custom shoes for clients, family, and friends. In the summer I would sit in Central Park hammering shoes and sharing my craft. It has been an adventure to say the least.
As of recent, I have moved my studio back to my hometown Chicago continuing to make and sell my shoes all around the country. I am currently planning the opening of my new studio showroom in Logan Square where I will also be teaching workshops and selling my work
Sierra Latrice M.
My class was amazing. I learned so much! And my instructor was amazing too. Definitely recommend this course!