Tutors

James Ducker

James was attracted to handsewn shoemaking whilst teaching business English in Spain. He attended the Shoemakers Guild School, Barcelona before returning to London to continue his shoemaking training as an apprentice at John Lobb.

James is a passionate champion of handsewn shoemaking. Before creating carréducker’s own world renowned shoemaking courses, he lectured in handsewn shoemaking at Cordwainers College (now the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London).

Deborah Carre

Deborah won a coveted Queen Elizabeth Trust Scholarship in 1997 to train as a handsewn shoemaker. She completed her apprenticeship with a master shoemaker for John Lobb, before setting up her own business, Atelier Carré.

Deborah is committed to passing on her skills. She is a visiting lecturer in accessory and footwear design at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Carré; and together with James, she helped to develop and establish carréducker’s shoemaking courses in New York and London.

Fiona Campbell

Fiona has extensive experience in all aspects of British bespoke shoemaking. She has worked with one of the longest standing West End bespoke shoemakers in London (established in the 19th Century); and with members of the exclusive West End Master Boot Makers Society.

Fiona is consultant in couture footwear; a lecturer at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and has taught footwear students at the Cordwainers College (now London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London).

Brooklyn Bespoke

Jesse Moore and Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé are the founders of Brooklyn Bespoke, a shoe making studio in Williamsburg, New York. Together they offer a unique service, developing designs for clients and producing their shoes and boots from start to finish. They love their craft; aiming to uphold its traditions and high standards whilst combining them with their own artistry to create unique and luxurious footwear.