James Ducker

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

James is a passionate champion of handsewn shoemaking. Before co-founding Carréducker’s own world renowned Shoe Making School, he lectured in handsewn shoe making 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 shoe maker. She completed her apprenticeship with a master shoe maker for John Lobb, before setting up her own business, Atelier Carré.

Deborah is committed to passing on her skills. She was a visiting lecturer in accessory and footwear design at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London; and together with James, she helped to develop and establish the Carréducker Shoe Making School.

Fiona Campbell

Fiona has extensive experience in all aspects of British bespoke shoe making. She has worked with one of the longest standing West End bespoke shoe makers 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).


Jesse Moore, is a shoe maker based in Catskill, New York. She previously ran Brooklyn Bespoke in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She offers a unique service, developing designs for clients and producing their shoes and boots from start to finish. She loves her craft; aiming to uphold its traditions and high standards while combining them with her own artistry to create unique and luxurious footwear.