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ShopART Midwest is an artist-centric, non-commission gallery that connects Midwest artists to the buyers who appreciate living with the arts and handcrafted items. This is a service by Twin Rivers Council for the Arts supporting our local culture makers and making it easier for anyone to bring special, handmade arts into their lives.

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Hand tooled floral belt with gilt buckle.

Cost: $50

Signed: Yes


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About the Artist

Most people have never experienced a shoe made specifically for their foot. Nothing pinches; nothing rubs. If you find shoes that fit at the "marts", you are not looking for me. A properly fit shoe makes walking easier; does not cause back problems; lasts a long time and is repairable. I make beautiful shoes and boots to fit a specific person's feet. Leather that breathes and craftsmanship that endures combine for an unique experience. Educating people that these are still valued qualities still practiced is why I demonstrate the Art and Mystery of a Cordwainer. The Gentle Art of shoe making is still done. At the Mankato Makerspace I teach classes in both Shoemaking and general leatherwork.