Claire Best is a shoe maker and footwear short courses teacher based in Melbourne. Her footwear is designed and made by hand, with an emphasis on quality materials, craftsmanship, contemporary design and innovation. All aspects of production take place in her Brunswick workshop, and each pair of shoes are made to order.
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Thanks to all those who stopped by The Big Design Market over the weekend - lovely to meet so many discerning shoe-lovers and chat about my latest designs. Here are a few photos of preparations at the workshop leading up to the event.
Stayed tuned for an update about our Studio Market at 87 Albert St this Saturday 10th December! Many makers whom I share the warehouse with will have their wares on display and for sale. There will also be an exhibition opening in the studios between 3pm-5pm. Come by for a coffee or a champagne!
More info coming soon...
It was a busy but enjoyable weekend at Finders Keepers a few weeks back. Apart from teaching of course, shoe making can be a pretty solitary affair! So it was lovely to meet so many new faces and introduce some new customers to Claire Best Handmade Shoe designs. It was also nice to be on the receiving end of a design brief, with the beautiful yellow box shelves I had custom made by a furniture designer who resides in Yarravile. If you missed out, not to worry as I shall be re-appearing at The Big Design Market in just a few weeks, also at the Exhibition Building. Come visit my stall and say hello!