Frances Pinnock – shoemaker

Frances PinnockWinner of the 2017 HCA/NADFAS Heritage Crafts Bursary

Frances Pinnock has received HCA/NADFAS Heritage Crafts Bursary of £5,000 to train with cordwainers Carréducker and pattern cutter Fiona Campbell, as well as equipment that will allow her to pursue a shoe making apprenticeship.

Previously Frances had worked as a leatherworker at Bill Amberg Studio and has taken evening classes in traditional hand welted shoe making.

Frances says:

“The time it takes to become a high-end craftsperson, such as James Ducker and Deborah Carré, is very lengthy and I am at the very beginning of my training. However I am extremely passionate about the craft and have been slowly building connections, knowledge, skills and tools over the last three years that have further fuelled my interest. With the funding I will be able to take my skills to the next level.”

Photo: Frances Pinnock receiving her certificate from June Robinson and Susan Zuill of NADFAS

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