Hometown newspapers always do the best job of profiling a bootmaker.
Here’s an article about Lisa Sorrell’s recent trip to 28th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C. Lisa was the only bootmaker. Be sure to read Lisa’s artist profile on the show’s website.
Southwestern Design Conference, 2005
Best Artist Award: Art to Wear
Lisa Sorrell was taken by surprise by her award…saying that bootmakers are often overlooked in design shows like this. Perhaps this is because cowboy boots so often hold true to their “function” …whereas the jackets and jewelry can reach much farther into fantasy.
Lisa’s “Water Serpent” boots have an intricate inlay design and beautiful finishing work which showcase Lisa’s fine craftsmanship… the movement found in her serpent’s curving path illustrates Lisa’s artistic flair.