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November 2018
Venice, Exhibition, Glass
Until 6 January 2019, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is showcasing an exhibition featuring Carlo Scarpa and the Cappellin M.V.M. glassworks at Le Stanze del Vetro on Venice's Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
November 2018
Venice, Exhibition, Graphic
Until 7 January 2019, the “Printing Revolution, 1450-1500” exhibition, curated by Cristina Dondi, is being showcased at Museo Correr and Biblioteca Marciana in Venice.
November 2018
Albisola, Contest, Ceramic
Up to 7 January 2019 the first contest “Albisola: ceramica nel verde”, organised by the City of Albisola under the aegis of Associazione Italiana Città della Ceramica is open for registration.
October 2018
Biella, Exhibition, Jewellery, Textile, Wood
After a successful first edition, Biella will host the second edition from 26 to 28 October. The initiative was prompted by an idea of Cristiano Gatti, aiming at supporting high artistic craftsmanship, as an expression of Italian beauty's legacy.
October 2018
Milan, Conference, Watchmaking
An exclusive exhibition at Milan's Pisa Orologeria, featuring a selection of iconic creations by the Maisons of Fondation de La Haute Horlogerie (FHH), has provided the framework to introduce the book “La bellezza del tempo” (The Beauty of Time) by François Chaille and Dominique Fléchon, published by Marsilio Editori.
September 2018
Cantù, Exhibition, Wood
On the occasion of the 6th edition of the Wood festival, the initiative “Botteghe aperte” is back in Cantù. From 29 September to 14 October, the territory will be alive with activities, exhibitions and entertainment thanks to the event celebrating the excellence of the wood and furnishing production chain.

Interviews
Venice, Masters, Cinema, Theatre

Sergio Boldrin, born in Venice in 1957, and currently living and working there, is a master mask maker, running two well-known ateliers in the lagoon city alongside his brother Massimo. He is also renowned for collaborating with the theatre and the cinema, especially through the masks featuring in Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes wide shut". Boldrin showcased his creations in Italy and abroad, in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles.

Venice, Masters, Tailoring, Textile, Theatre

Stefano Nicolao was born in Venice in 1954. After attending the art school, he engaged in an acting career in Venice's “L'Avogaria” Theatre, run by Giovanni Poli. Meanwhile, he started working as an aid to a theatrical, cinema, and TV tailor shop. In the 1980s, he opened his “Nicolao Atelier” shop, also devoting himself to a philological study of historical, mostly Venetian costumes, and their accessories.

Perugia, Masters, Textile

Born in Perugia in 1971, Marta Cucchia graduated in Interior design and architecture at Milan's Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). As a great weaving Master, she is the heir to a family tradition encompassing four generations.

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. 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.


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