Shoemakers LA by Deborah Barraza

I've always loved shoes. Drawing them, wearing them, admiring them from afar. However, I've always wanted to make them, but finding someone to teach you, even here in LA has always been a struggle. 

Enter Shoemakers LA run by Miguel Rodriguez in Downtown LA. The space offers budding shoemakers to learn the craft on their own time incorporating old techniques or new technology. From sandals to dress shoes to athletic shoes, Miguel can guide you through the process.  

Interested? Visit the website at


In the workshop by Deborah Barraza

Thanks to Nicole Ohayon, I'm back in the metal work game. My first time working with copper and I'm creating some textured crescent pieces.

If you are interested in learning metalsmithing, a refresher course or a place to create contact nicole@ostudioworks,com   

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