Images of the Self

In my last post I promised to bring you some family background. Well, my intentions were good, but I have been so busy having fun, making shoes with the Drama Masters students of Rhodes University, that I haven’t had time to do the necessary gathering of family material. So instead, I will show you what we have been up to in the studio, and we will climb the family tree in a later post.

Each year at the beginning of the first university term, I am fortunate to have the good company of the new batch of Drama Masters students, who come to me for an intense week of soul searching and sole making. It is always an inspiring and invigorating experience and this year was certainly no different.

The class of 2013: Push, Bianca, Ilanna, Hannah and Liezl

The class of 2013: Push, Bianca, Illana, Hannah and Liezl

The group that arrived was made up of 5 feisty young women, all gorgeous and talented, and it was an absolute privilege to work with these bright young stars in the making. They all threw themselves into the project with vigor and enthusiasm and the shoes they produced were fantastic.

The 2013 Collection

The 2013 Collection

So, to give you a taste of what the workshop was about, here are a few more images for you to enjoy.

Liezl with her first shoe

Liezl with her first shoe

Push

Push

Hannah hard at work

Hannah hard at work

Bianca makes her fantasy shoe

Bianca makes her fantasy shoe

Bianca

Bianca

Push selecting materials

Push selecting materials

Liezl perfecting her machine embroidery skills

Hannah

Hannah

Illana

Illana

Illana on a mission

Illana on a mission

Hannah and Liezl at work on the studio step

Hannah and Liezl at work on the studio step

Push connecting with her roots

Push connecting with her roots

and Oscar watches lizards...

and Oscar watching lizards…

It was a wonderful workshop and fun was had by all.

Now let the year begin!

Now let the year begin!

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2 thoughts on “Images of the Self

  1. Wonderful work (and workers!), Sal.

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