THE EVENT   |   JANUARY 24-26, 2020

Boot Making Basics Workshop


With Kelly Martin, George Martin, and Al Reynolds

January 23rd, 2020

John Volken Academy Ranch


This is a one of a kind opportunity to learn from some of the best Boot Makers in the country. In this workshop you will learn Pattern Making, Measurement, and Design. You will leave this workshop with a top pattern, detailed measurements for your feet, and a placemat or table runner. All experience levels are welcome and all materials are included in price.

This class is limited to 15 participants.

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About Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin was Art of the Cowgirl’s 2019 Master Boot Maker and is the founder of Martin and Co. Kelly grew up on ranches and in leather workshops throughout most of the western United States. Her boot making skills run deep as both of her parents were involved with leather work and boot making. Kelly always builds a quality product and builds her boots tough to support the lifestyle of working cowboys and cowgirls. “I grew up in the boot shop helping dad,“ Kelly explains. I made my first pair of boots in 1990, and I would guess that I have made 100’s of them to date.”

About George Martin

George Martin is Kelly’s father and has been making boots for almost 50 years. George managed ranches and cowboyed all of his life. He started doing leather work and building saddles and then wanted to learn to make boots to accommodate the working cowboy. He saw an opportunity in 1971 to buy a shoe repair shop, and in 1982 he starting making boots. His goal has always been to make functional and durable cowboy boots for the working cowboy.

About Al Reynolds

Al Reynolds from Wickenburg, Arizona is one of the best and most talented boot makers in America. He is known for his articulate, one-of-a-kind designs. He has won countless master buckles and plaques for his boot designs. Each pair of boots takes 40-100 hours to build and all of his designs and artwork are done by hand. The tools Al uses are antique, some dating as far back as the 1800s including all of his stitching machines. Every pair is made with high quality leather and thick soles meant to last and endure the cowboy way of life.