RACHEL SEES SNAIL SHOES makes fun, casual shoes, one pair at a time. RSSS believes in sustainable choices, working small, learning about the history and practices of shoe craft, and empowering people to make their own shoes.
About me. My name is Rachel Corry and I make sandals and shoes in Portland, Oregon. I also teach sandal-making classes. My aim is to demystify the shoemaking practice and help people learn to do it themselves.
Rachel Sees Snail Shoes began in 2010. After meeting a clogmaker in the UK, I became enamored with shoemaking and set out to learn all I could. I drew upon the wisdom of various shoemakers and cobblers to help me along my way.
Visit me at my Studio to see examples of my work or discuss a custom pair. Here you can find a small selection of my handmade shoes as well as sandal-making kits. I'm near Forest Park, at 2774 NW Thurman St.
Custom pairs are on a hiatus currently. Normally, you would choose a design from my previous work and email me about alterations. It's not necessary to do an in-person fitting, but if you live in Portland, I recommend stopping in. Prices start at 300.
Workshops are scheduled about 1-2x per month and can be found on my classes page. In addition to these dates, private classes can be arranged at my studio at any time by emailing me. Also, Ive begun hosting my class through Airbnb Experiences- those available dates can be found here.
I made a SANDALMAKING 101 video. Enroll in my class and try out all Skillshare classes for FREE with this link: http://skl.sh/rcorry
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