Hark Weber Studio creates handmade custom shoes, and is the work of Amara Hark-Weber. Amara has an MFA in design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and past degrees from the London School of Economics and Bard College.
Before making shoes, Amara worked around the world as a documentary writer and photographer, as well as taught classes in documentary photography, oral history, and storytelling. While working toward her MFA, she began making shoes, focusing on how footwear impacts the body. After her MFA, she studied with master bootmaker DW Frommer. Most recently, she studied with master shoemaker Janne Melkersson in Sweden. Amara also teaches footwear construction at various craft and art schools, as well as one-on-one tutorials. Please be in touch if you are interested in taking a class.
Each pair of Hark Weber Studio shoes is completely made by hand in St Paul, MN and no two pairs are alike.
St. Paul, MN, USA