Cowboy Boots are a unique type of footwear and iconic symbol of American culture.
Independent Study. Designed a self-guided two year independent study focused on learning the foundation of how bespoke cowboy boots are made. During that time relocated from Los Angeles to Okmulgee and later in Guthrie, Oklahoma to study the craft with three incredibly talented bespoke shoemakers.
Traveled throughout the Midwest and Southern states of the US interviewing cowboy bootmakers, collectors and historians who have dedicated their passion to preserving the craft.
Apprenticed with award-winning master bootmaker, Lisa Sorrell, in Guthrie, Oklahoma.