Simon Brock

Simon is one of only a handful of commercial clog makers left in Britain. Having trained as a furniture maker and after working with leather for 10 years or so, he was eventually persuaded into taking clog making seriously by his mentor Trefor Owen, and has now been making clogs full-time for 3 and a half years.

Simon makes clogs for step dancing, morris dancing and, increasingly, for people who just want a cool and unique pair of shoes to go to the pub in. He can normally be found on his stall at Whitby Folk Week, but this year will be doing a live demo from his Sheffield workshop instead.