Friday, February 8, 2019

Cordiner Volker Koch

The eminent leather craftsman, and Glasgow Coridner, Volker Koch who gave us an inspirational evening at Muirheads three years ago, has been conducting master classes in Designskolen Kolding in Denmark. Here are some example of his students practising wet-moulding in his class.









Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Next Day .....

This morning, some of our guests who were staying on in Glasgow were led on a tour of the Clydeside Distillery where we also had lunch.



Deacon's Choosing Dinner 2019

Huge congratulations to Deacon Ewan MacDonald for an excellent Choosing Dinner last night.

Proper official photographs will follow but in the meantime here is the view from the piano.

The company was entertained by two excellent speakers - Judge Jessica Burns and Sir Harry Burns (no relation), piper Reece Lyons and tenor Connor James Smith.

Many thanks to all who attended, donated prizes, bought raffle-tickets and generally contributed  to a very successful evening whch raised a substantial amount for our "Body and Sole" initiative.


Among the guests were our opposite numbers from Dundee, Aberdeen, Irvine and Edinburgh, as well as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers and the Master of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers of London. As always we were delighted to welcome our friends from the Zunft zu Schumachern of Basel, led by the incoming Master and treasurer Herr Lukas Huber, attending his fifth of our Dinners.

Shoes in the Attic

The National Museums of Scotland has a very interesting blog item today on the hiding of a shoe in houses for luck. It can be read HERE. ...