NEWS & EVENTS

Cockpit Arts Winter Open Studios - 2019

Visit Mariano to find out more about getting a pair of handmade bespoke shoes or to sign up for a shoemaking course.  

This year, Mariano will be exhibiting at both the Holborn and Deptford sites:

Holborn 29 Nov - 1 Dec   

Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm

Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP

Deptford 6 Dec - 8 Dec

Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm

18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

Advanced booking £5 (inc. entry to both sites) 

Holborn £6 (inc. free entry at Deptford)

Deptford £4

Children under 16  FREE

Click here to book tickets

Cockpit Arts/Leathersellers' Award 2018-2019

Mariano is very pleased to accept the Cockpit Arts/Leathersellers' Award for the second year in a row.  This award recognises his commitment to his work and his talent as a bespoke handcrafted shoemaker.

The Leathersellers’ Company is one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London. It was founded by royal charter in 1444 with authority to control the sale of leather within the City. The Company now focuses on providing support for charity, education and the British leather trade.

From Spain to London: Stepping Into the Bootmaking Tradition

Mariano's journey to becoming a bespoke boot and shoemaker was featured in The Epoch Times on June 8, 2018.

Read the feature article here.

Leather - Then & Now

Mariano is proud to have been involved in the Leather - Then & Now Exhibition, curated by the Bill Amberg Studio as part of the London Craft Week 2018.

20 unique and historically important pieces from the National Leather Collection were paired with their contemporary equivalent to demonstrate how techniques have changed, or in the case of traditional handcrafted shoemaking, stayed the same.

Mariano's handcrafted men's Oxford shoe was on display alongside an 1850 Crocodile skin shoe as part of the London Craft Week exhibition. 

Cockpit Arts/Leathersellers' Award 2017-2018

Mariano was awarded the prestigious Cockpit Arts/Leathersellers' Award in November 2017 in recognition of his work and talent as a bespoke handcrafted shoemaker.

The Leathersellers’ Company is one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London. It was founded by royal charter in 1444 with authority to control the sale of leather within the City. The Company now focuses on providing support for charity, education and the British leather trade.

Cockpit Arts/Greater Area of London NADFAS Award 2016-17

Mariano was the proud recipient of the Cockpit Arts/Greater Area of London NADFAS Award in September 2016, which enabled him to set up his own London-based studio.  

 

This award focuses on supporting and protecting crafts that are at risk of dying out.  The tradition of handmade bespoke shoes is an ancient craft, which is practiced by very few artisans.  Mariano is passionate about preserving this old craft and ensuring that the techniques, skills and knowledge continue to be passed on.  

NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts) formed in 1968, becoming a registered charity in the 1970s.  In 2017, NADFAS was renamed The Art Society.  Today,  they are a leading arts education charity with a global network, which aims to bring people together through a shared curiosity of the arts.

The Painter's Muse

Mariano was proud to be featured in a painting  by the London-based, award-winning  painter, Lewis Hazelwood-Horner.  This painting formed part of an exhibition in August 2015.

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MARIANO PALENCIA CRESPO

LONDON

mpcrespo68@gmail.com

+44 (0) 7871 935 964

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