Dominic Casey

2018 QEST Leathersellers' Company Scholar - Shoemaking

Dominic has worked as a bespoke shoemaker for 35 years. He has a Mayfair atelier, workshop in Sussex and teaches the only last making course in the UK. He also helped to establish the MA in Footwear Design at the Royal College of Art.

Keen to learn leather carving from celebrated teachers in the US, Dominic travelled to Arizona for the Southwest Leather Workers Trade Show with his QEST Leathersellers’ Company Scholarship. He attended workshops to learn the design and techniques to create flowers, leaves, scrolls and other features of classical ‘Sheridan’ style tooling, before travelling on to Oregon for one to one tuition with award-winning craftsman, Takeshi ‘Yone’ Yonezawa.