The vase as an archetype
To celebrate the ten years of the project "A School, a Job. Training to Excellence", thanks to which more than 250 apprenticeships in the workshop for young artisans have been activated in the last decade, the Cologni Foundation has produced a video illustrating the initiative, which also contains interviews with Andrea, Ivana and Asia...
Triennale Milano and Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte continue with their annual collaboration, aimed at presenting in the space of the Quadreria the cycle of exhibitions Mestieri d’Arte & Design. Crafts Culture: four exhibitions that propose a new point of view on contemporary applied arts.
Abbiamo raggiunto l'obiettivo della campagna di raccolta fondi a favore di Victor Fotso Nyie, vincitore del concorso Artigiano del Cuore - Edizione 2021.
The fourth edition of "Fatti ad arte", the appointment dedicated to high craftsmanship in BIella, is dedicated to the heritage of beauty and authenticity which, starting from the Renaissance workshops, encompasses art, culture and tradition.
The Loewe Foundation has opened the call for the fifth edition of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, an international award that celebrates excellence in craftsmanship.
The XXVII edition of Artigianato e Palazzo, promoted by the Giardino Corsini Association and scheduled from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September 2021, is renewed with an unprecedented and experiential edition that will involve the public in the Garden of the Corsini Palace...
On the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2021, the DcomeDesign association presents the exhibition “Sono tazza di te!”, curated by Anty Pansera and Patrizia Sacchi, that from 5 to 10 September 2021 will animate what was once the ceramic workshop in which Marieda di Stefano worked...
Artijanus/Artijanas, the experimental design and craft culture project continues its program, which began in December 2020, choosing the city of Orani: from 29 to 31 July
Antonino Negri (Lodi,) 1961: crafts his ceramic masterpieces in his workshop, “Terra Crea”. Earth, water, fire and air are the recurring primordial elements that permeate the archetypal forms of his production, where technical expertise and poetry merge. They are pure and perfect forms that tell ancient tales.
Victor Fotso Nyie was born in Cameroon in 1990. In 2010 he graduated from the Artistic Training Institute of Mbalmayo, in his native Country. In 2012 he came to Italy to attend a Mosaic course at the Ravenna Academy of Fine Arts. At the same time he became passionate about the ceramic language and in 2015 he obtained a diploma in Cesena as Technician for the design and prototyping of ceramic products. His artistic research led him to collaborate with several ceramic artists including Bertozzi & Casoni and Bottega Gatti. His talent has soon be noticed: he has already inaugurated a solo exhibition at the Carlo Zauli Museum in Faenza. Victor is the winner of Artigiano del Cuore 2021 contest, and until 31 August it is possible to support his activity through a foundraising on: link to the gift network.
The M&Dusa textile company, founded in the 1960s in Samugheo (Oristano) and taken over by Marcella and Daniela Sanna in 2004, is acknowledged for its rich production of textiles, inspired by the traditional Sardinian weaving techniques and motifs. Carpets, delicate curtains, precious tablecloths and fabrics are mainly intended for home furnishings and the hotel sector. The atelier boasts, among its clients, important hotels and resorts on the Costa Smeralda. An ancient textile art, which only the skilled hands of women can recreate, is expressed intact and precious in the M&Dusa textile workshop, a small, all-female reality.
Rita Bargna was born in 1942 in Como, but has almost always lived and worked in Cantù. She learned the art of bobbin lace from her mother at the age of 5, and then cultivated for over sixty years the passion for this discipline, both as a collector and as a creator of more than one hundred unique pieces. Rita Bargna is also proactive in teaching bobbin lace, and has directed some schools for the transmission of this noble and ancient art. In 1999 she founded and still presides over the Associazione Merletti d'Arte di Cantù.
The Milanese master luthier Carlo Chiesa is one of Italy’s finest craftsmen. Trained at the Civica Scuola di Liuteria in Milan, he constructs modern and baroque bowed instruments in his renowned workshop. He combines this practical activity with the study of antique instruments and historical research into various questions regarding Italian instrument makers and their techniques. He also carries out an intense teaching activity and takes young people who want to improve their skills under his wing: in particular he welcomes the apprentices of the ‘A School, a Job. Training to Excellence’ project promoted by the Fondazione Cologni, facilitating the transmission of his expertise to new generations.
Eva Seminara has taken up the mantle of a bookbinder’s workshop founded in 1966 and located in Palazzo Brazzà, Udine. In 1999 she became its proprietor, with the desire to preserve the artisan atmosphere and expertise of the workshop, while adapting and modernising some of its equipment. Her liberal arts education and great love of books has led the artisan/artist to give them a new lease of life with refined bindings of a traditional character as well as in a contemporary style, through the utilization and insertion of unusual materials.
The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is pleased to inform that the event "Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future", planned in Venice to promote and celebrate the most refined international artistic craftsmanship...