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Jason Hovatter

Portland, OR
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As far back as he can remember, Jason has been wondering how things worked before our modern age of convenience and forgetfulness.  As he traveled the country via foot and train hopping, he learned various leatherworking skills and apprenticed with a master shoemaker in southern Oregon.  He now runs his own custom shoemaking business, traveling to medieval re-enactments across the Western US, and teaching both period and modern styles and leaving a growing army of cobblers and cordwainers in his wake.

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Current Courses Offered by Jason Hovatter

4 Days
Teaser image for Shoemaking: Modern Turn Shoe

Shoemaking: Modern Turn Shoe

Inspired by centuries of shoe design, the modern turn shoe is an eminently practical and fashionable piece of footwear. From the city streets to wilderness survival, these shoes have been road-tested and found to be comfortable and durable. The uppers are American bison, the soles are made of heavy oil…
Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018  –  Sun, Aug 26th, 2018
Instructor: Jason Hovatter

Past Courses Offered by Jason Hovatter

Shoemaking: 10th-Century Scandinavian Turn Shoe

Shoemaking: Chukka Boot

Shoemaking: Internal Stitchdown Workboots