I started making sandals 4 years ago and soon became addicted to the freedom that comes from making my own apparel. I continued learning through trial and error, reading old books, and talking to the few remaining shoemakers in the Bay Area. I seek out shoemakers in my travels and have met with sandal makers in New York, Paris, and Morocco - I have many more on my list yet to visit. The sandal makers I've met are delightful people and are often just as excited as I am to talk shop and share knowledge.
I teach sandal making workshops to demystify the process of making one's own apparel. Sandal making is a very learnable craft and I absolutely love teaching it. Anyone can experience the magic of shoemaking with the correct supplies and a little guidance; I'm always amazed at the work students create at each workshop. I teach workshops during the warmer months throughout California and am always working on new designs in my studio.