July 2018
Vicenza, Exhibition, Jewellery
The “Jewellery by Giò Pomodoro: the Sign and the Ornament” exhibition is open to the public until 2 September, in Vicenza's Museo del Gioiello (Jewellery Museum). The exhibition is totally dedicated to the jewellery production of one of the major representatives of the 20th-century art scene.
July 2018
Grottaglie, Exhibition, Ceramic
Until 30 September, the Antico Convento dei Cappuccini in Grottaglie (TA), will host the exhibition “TERRA identità, luogo, materia”, (EARTH Identity, Place, Matter) created within the great 2018 Mostra della Ceramica (Ceramics Exhibition).
June 2018
Rome, Award, Communication
Rome, 26 June: The Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art received an important award from Confartigianato, bestowed during the latter's yearly assembly. Called the Premio Giano, the prize is inspired by the ancient Roman god Janus who is depicted as having two faces, one that looks to the past and one that looks to the future.
June 2018
Milan, presentation, Communication, Homofaber
Franco Cologni and Johann Rupert, the co-founders of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, are enthusiastically organising the big event in Venice “Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future”. This is the first large-scale exposition dedicated to high-level European craft mastery, a cultural happening of international relevance whose aim is the celebration of the best in contemporary and traditional artisanship.
June 2018
Faenza, Contest, Ceramic
The Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche (MIC) is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Premio Faenza, an international and biennial competition of ceramic art. As one of the most important contests of its kind in the world, it has been fundamental in raising awareness in the art world and with the public at large of the fact that ceramics can indeed be a noble means for sculptural artistic expression above and beyond its craft-based and utilitarian use
June 2018
Milan, Exhibition, Glass
Until 3 July, the Sala della Balla at the Castello Sforzesco is hosting the exhibition "Milano Vetro", a display of 47 entries selected from 100 international participants in a competition by the name of "–35 MilanoVetro".

Perugia, Masters, Ceramic

Born in 1959 in Macerata, in the Marche region, Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli was already active in the family pottery as a mere boy. Since 1873, when his great-grandfather Paolo established the Rubboli atelier, it has been passed down from father to son. With its founding in the town of Gualdo Tadino in Umbria, this ceramics factory reintroduced an ancient type of lustreware that had been popular here during the Renaissance. Giorgio Andreoli (or Mastro Giorgio), who lived in Gubbio, Umbria most of his life, was a master of lustre in the 15th century using gold and carmine especially. Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli still uses the pottery's 19th-century muffle furnaces for this decorative type of third firing, using wood and dry branches of broom (Cytisus scoparius) in accordance with the technique described by Cipriano Piccolpasso in his treatise Li tre libri dell'arte del vasaio ("The three books of the potter's art") written in 1558.

Spilimbergo, Masters, Mosaic

Born in 1938 in Spilimbergo, in the region of Friuli–Venezia Giulia, Giovanni Travisanutto frequented the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, a vocational school for mosaicists, where he was hired as a teacher after graduation. He has since become an internationally famous mosaicist known for his work in the New York City subway and at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem – from the secular to the holy.

Vietri, Masters, Ceramic

Francesco Raimondi was born in Vietri sul Mare in the province of Salerno in 1959. A faience decorator by vocation, he trained at the major potteries of Vietri, working by the side of great maestri who taught him the many secrets of this ancient art. He has developed a style full of cultured references, executed with infinite variety. His atelier l'Archetto is a Polar Star for many ceramics enthusiasts.

Rome, Masters, Goldsmith

Diego Percossi Papi (Rome, 1946) attended the Faculty of Architecture after having graduated from liceo classico (high school specialised in Latin and Greek). Parallel to university, he began exploring the artistic media of sculpture and goldsmithing. With the spirit and freedom of a Renaissance artificer, he became a self-taught artist. Thanks to his talent, competence and undisputed skills, in 2016 he was awarded the MAM-Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere distinction by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art.

Naples, Masters, Fashion, Tailoring, Textile

Born in 1957 to Giuseppina Marrazzo (a celebrated dressmaker for Naples' Teatro San Carlo), Raffaele Antonelli grew up among his mother's needles, threads and cottons, and, inevitably, inherited her passion for tailoring. In 1985, he established his tailor's shop, now very well known atelier even outside Naples. His success is the result of his deep commitment to the ancient and noble tailoring craft and of his forward-looking vision, extending far beyond his Neapolitan atelier and the work he is doing there.

Nuoro, Design, Metal

Nuoro, Sardinia. Bottega Artigiana Metalli (BAM) is a metal workshop based on a novel idea: to craft contemporary objects using ancient manual techniques. Here, metal is used as a structural element, but revisited in its tactile, textural aspects for results that combine art, craft and design. Vittorio Bruno is masterfully marrying the artisanal tradition he inherited from his father, who continues to work in the atelier with him and his brother, to contemporary design objects, interior design and experimental lighting. The innovative and modern results reflect a love of manual work and expert craftsmanship.