Interview on Stitchdown.com
Article in VoyageMinnesota
Gentleman's Gazette Video Series on Shoemaking
Interview on Cut the Craft Podcast
MFA thesis work https://vimeo.com/63621486
Amara Hark Weber is one of a small handful of A-Z shoemakers in the United States, meaning that she designs and makes every part by hand in her workshop, from fit to final polish. She has been making shoes and boots full time for more than 10 years. In addition, she teaches one-on-one shoemaking tutorials in her workshop, and short courses at various schools.
Ordering custom footwear begins with a fitting, and results in footwear tailor made for your body. All Hark Weber Footwear is built for individual clients. Amara uses the materials of your choosing constructed in a design that you and she collaborate on. Amara makes an eclectic range of footwear styles, and enjoys being able to offer clients the footwear of their dreams. If you are interested in learning more about ordering custom footwear, please get in touch via the form below. The wait time between fitting and completed footwear ranges from 6-12 months.
Amara began learning from DW Frommer, and continued with Janne Melkersson, and Marcell Mrsan. She has past degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the London School of Economics, and Bard College. For more information on her shoemaking journey and practice, please see articles below.