Elisabeth Thorsen

Elisabeth Thorsen


Elisabeth is a Norwegian shoemaker and artist inspired by fairy tales and nature.

Approaching her footwear projects as if she were making a piece of art, her shoes go beyond the functional. Key to the crafting of her shoes is experimenting with unusual material not commonly used for shoemaking, she has recycled many unusual materials including: furniture, pencils, carpets, ice, sugar and sports tape.

Her shoes have an aesthetic expression, which are pleasing to the eye as well as being challenging and some times hard to fully grasp. Her previous work has been exhibited in a diverse range of countries and exhibitions worldwide including: Kunsthalle Budapest, Kunsthaus Wien, Germany, Krakow, Abu Dhabi, Oslo and Paris.