Matea Gluscevic is an Artisan Shoemaker and Designer based on Kaurna Land (Adelaide), Australia.
She created Done by Matea in 2019 after studying Custom Made Footwear and a Bachelor of Visual Art. Combining her diverse experience, specialised skills, and appreciation for unique aesthetics to create beautiful handmade shoes. Done by Matea shoes are made with an emphasis on sustainability, contemporary design, quality materials, craftsmanship and longevity.
Each pair of shoes is handmade by Matea in her workshop studio at The Mill. Materials are sourced from local manufacturers and suppliers, and each pair of shoes are made to order with a three week make time.
As well as creating traditional footwear, Matea specialises in exploring unique aesthetics. Experimenting with materials and developing new processes enables Matea to create one-off bespoke footwear that celebrates the joy of creativity.
Matea also takes on custom footwear orders for those looking for a completely custom and unique pair of shoes.
Matea’s designs have been exhibited nationally and featured in numerous publications. She is also currently undertaking a mentorship with a talented Australian shoemaker, Eugenia Neave, as part of the Guildhouse Catapult Mentorship program.
Formerly, Matea was the owner and curator of Phase Space; a retail art space in Adelaide that unified traditional and experimental aesthetics, a directing member of the Format Collective, and a partner in a Renew Adelaide retail space, Trans-Form. She has also worked as a stylist and art director for a number of editorials featured in publications such as i-D online / as well as music videos, short films, and Fringe shows / as an event curator of a local club night; Wildstyle / and as an artist; with works featured in solo and group exhibitions in shows at Feltspace, Format, ACE Open, SALA Festival, Z Ward and Cloister Workrooms.
In addition to Custom Made Footwear and Bachelor of Visual Art, Matea also studied UniSA Product Design, CDW 3D Character Design and TAFESA Dental Technology. Matea Gluscevic has a Croatian background and grew up on Kaurna Land (Adelaide), Australia, where she is currently based. See press for more past work.