WORKSHOPS OF CRAFTS AND PRODUCTS MADE IN TUSCANY
One of the trips to discover Tuscany could also be to appreciate or buy hand made items or admire craftsmen going about their work and the ancient crafts. In fact, the Tuscan Artistic Craft is known about the fine crafts jewelry, ceramics, the art of embroidery, glass, leather goods and woven. The fact is that, everywhere in Tuscany, you will find shops, studios and art-workshops that enchant us with the inventiveness, the craftsmanship and the quality of the works.
Here, you can learn about the artisans and visit their workshops, laboratories and workshops.
WORKSHOPS AREZZO AREA
Address: Via Aretina, 20 / 22 – 52048 – locality Le Fonti – Monte San Savino (AR)
Phone: +39 0575 810173
Services: unique pieces of artistic ceramics handmade
The laboratory of “Giotto” art pottery is located at Le Fonti, near Monte San Savino. It was founded by Giotto Giannori in 1919. Since 2003 the pottery tradition has continued the family as well as by Herald also Giannoni by children Arianna and Alessio, who return to proven styles that characterized the “Bottega Giotto” and introduce the most current styles, which meet the tastes the most “modern customers.” As always the objects are inevitably “unique pieces”, each with a story in itself, being handmade.
WORKSHOPS FLORENCE AREA
Francesco Battaglini - scultura e pittura
Address: Via del Carota, 36 – 50012 Bagno a Ripoli(FI)
Phone: +39 0571 657069 / +39 340 5189663
Services: bronze sculpture, pottery, resin, artistic painting (portraits), decorative objects on demand, courses and custom molded.
Francesco Battaglini is a versatile artist who is predominantly focused on artistic sculpture and portrait painting. In his study Fine Art Francesco Battaglini, realizes the decoration for both exteriors and interiors, in addition to work on large, as portraits, sculptures and fountains.
His work is based on the harmony of the delicate and harmonious forms that can be customized and created specifically for the customer, considering the economic and stylistic demands required. The work carried out are almost always unique and handmade. The materials used are varied, from the polyurethane resin to the metal castings, from rough stone up to the glass and iron.
Penko Goldsmith'S Shop
Address: Via Zannetti, 14 / 16r – center of Florence (FI)
Phone.: +39 0555 211661
Services: Jewelry made with the innovative technique of “penkato”
Penko’s workshop deals with the creation and production of jewelry. Paolo Penko, art master goldsmith, designer and sculptor has a deep knowledge of Renaissance art and they are connected to many of his works. In his workshop in the heart of the city of Florence, near the Duomo, together with his wife Beatrice, an expert in gemology, it creates unique jewelry, made entirely by hand, using the ancient techniques of the Florentine goldsmith tradition.
WORKSHOPS GROSSETO AREA
Il Riccio - artistic leather
The leather is the main material artistic expression of Nicholas and Michael, two artisans who make functional and modern artefacts in unique leather and designed to last.
WORKSHOPS LIVORNO AREA
Labroarte di Maurizio Petrucci - ceramic artistic
Address: Via Ernesto Rossi 83, 57125 Livorno
Phone: +39 0586 888402
Services:pottery classes, works on demand.
Maurizio Petrucci, master of Art revived the ancient art of showing off ceramics and painting skills with statues, portraits, executed with the processing techniques used in Tuscany since the Etruscans. In his laboratory Labroarte Ceramics run reproductions of old prints, buildings and monuments on plates and trays made into high-quality works. His works are found in public buildings, churches, associations, within the Naval Academy of Livorno. Maurizio in the laboratory are organized courses in ceramics.
WORKSHOPS LUCCA AREA
Art Foundry Massimo Del Chiaro - bronze sculptures
Since 1949 the Art Foundry Massimo Del Chiaro is a perfect combination of art and technology in the field of artistic fusion. For decades, the great artists of contemporary sculpture choose the foundry Del Chiaro to give shape to their projects, making use of the expertise of thirty skilled craftsmen, followed step by step all the steps leading to the completion of a work in bronze. The foundry is a company of great prestige in the international art scene and “signature” extraordinary works, admired all over the world. In the foundry are performed the construction of clay enlarged models, negative molds rubber and bronze castings made with the authentic lost wax casting method. The Art Foundry Massimo Del Chiaro is always available for every artist and every creative to transform an idea into a Work of Art.
WORKSHOPS MASSA CARRARA AREA
Marble artistic workshops
List of art workshops in the city of Carrara with its possible to be visited.
A.M.A di Andrei Carlo
Via Delle Pinete, 21 – 54036 – locality Marina di Carrara – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 634769 Fax +39 0585 634705
Tours by appointment
Arte Più snc di Ceccarelli & Gianfranchi
Via Villafranca, 1 – 54031 – locality Avenza – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 53758
Canalini Ercole di Bruno Canalini
Via Carriona, 228 – 54033 – locality Pontecimato – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 845590
Cava Scuola di Giorgi Franca
Via Fantiscritti, 1 Miseglia – 54033 – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 54793 cell. 3383739813
Visits to the lab, guided visits to the gallery Ravaccione quarry,
Viale Domenico Zaccagna, 6 – 54033 – locality Avenza – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 53559
Tours by appointment
Costa Paolo &C. snc
Via Carriona, 92 – 54033 – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 71740
D.&B. di P. Francesco Dalleluche &C. snc
Via Carriona, 384 – 54031 – locality Avenza – Carrara
Devoti 3d snc di Devoti Marco & C.
Via Fivizzano, 56 – 54031 – locality Avenza – Carrara
Tel. +39 0585 856345
Guided tours by appointment
E.L.T.M. di Fabrizio Lazzeri & C.
Via Provinciale, 113 – 54033 – locality Avenza – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 840493 Fax +39 0585 842512
Via Aurelia,1 locality Turigliano – 54031 – locality Avenza – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 858310
Tours by appointment
F.lli Poletti e Ghio snc
Via Provinciale, 111 – 54031 – locality Nazzano – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 840175
F.lli Gabrielli Snc di M. Gabrielli
Via Delle Pinete, 25 – 54036 – Marina di Carrara – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 785366
Kosmos Marmo di Hurtado Oliverelias Art
Via Capitan Fiorillo, 15 – 54036 – Marina di Carrara – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 858434
Il Marmo di Lido Vatteroni
Via Carriona, 22 – 54033 – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 70032
Marmo In di Augusto Danesi
Via Colle – 54033 – locality Bedizzano – Carrara
Phone +39 058 5779294
Marmo Ornamento di Alberto Giananti
Via Ghiacciaia, 11 – 54033 – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 70991
Via Codena, 29/B – 54033 – Carrara
Visits to the lab, show room
Nicoli & Lyndam Sculptures srl
Piazza XXVII Aprile, 8 – 54033 – Carrara
Phone + 39 0585 70079 / +390585 74243
Guided tours by appointment
Internships monthly in highly specialized environment
Nuova Marmotecnica di Giordano W. Baudoni
Via Piave, 11 Bis – 54033 locality Stadio – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 841084
Pedrini Mario &C. snc
Viale Domenico Zaccagna, 6 – 54031 – locality Avenza – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 55945
Via Carriona, 2 – 54033 – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 74502
Via llice, 15 – 54031 locality Nazzano – Carrara
Phone +39 0585 846300
Studi D´arte Cavemichelangelo srl
Via Piave, 32 – 54033 – Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 842496
Guided Tours by appointment
Studio di Scultura Coop. Arco Arte
Via Carriona di Colonnata, 10 – 54033 – Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 777000
Sculpture courses from mid-May to mid-October.
For the remaining period of reservation.
WORKSHOPS PISA AREA
Marco Ricciardi OASI’S Alabaster
Marco Ricciardi invents the first alabaster candy, a production that for 30 years produces culinary delights stone. His creations are available to a public willing to accept appealing provocations. His work has appeared in: Magazine, Grazia, Gadgets, living House, Farm. The Eco Museum of Alabaster in Volterra is home to some of his creations.
WORKSHOPS PISTOIA AREA
Lampadani Daniele Beconcini - wrought iron
In the workshop Lampadani are shaped wrought iron creations and mulberry paper entirely handmade .. Over the years, the laboratory has given rise to a wide range of models is inspired by geometric elements that forms natural as the flowers and trees. Lampadani produces handcrafted lamps (certified CE) and home accessories such as coat hangers, shelves, mirrors and tables, with a strong artistic impact, original forms and details.
WORKSHOPS PRATO AREA
Lauraballa Art Studio - painting and illustration
Laura Balla is a painter and illustrator and also performs works on commission. His enchanted world is made of mirror pieces, colors, designs and puppets, and fragments of trasfiguarata reality. The universe of signs and figures the artist is to surrealist fairy tale and narration, animated by dreams, fears and desires, individual and collective.
WORKSHOPS SIENA AREA
Nigel Konstam - Verrocchio Art Centre and School of Sculpture and Painting
NIGEL KONSTAM – Verrocchio Art Centre and School of Sculpture and Painting
Address: Via San Michele,16 – 53031 – Casole d’Elsa (SI)
Phone.: +39 0577 948312
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Site: www.verrocchio.co.uk / www.nigelkonstam.com
Hours: from 9.30 to 18.30
Services: guided tours Verrocchio Art Center, art workshop and museum, art classes, library, reception
Nigel Konstam is a “New Humanist” sculptor Whose work is shown. Also he has made a number of exciting discoveries in art history many of Which can be viewed in “The Research Centre for the True History of Art”, Which features the use of mirrors by Rembrandt, Velasquez, Vermeer and Brunelleschi. Another shock discovery is life casting in ancient Greece, Also two ancient chimneys for bronze melting (one on the Acropolis). An analysis of the carving of a Roman portrait Demonstrates how the three dimensional geometry used has fed into the European tradition of drawing and painting.
THE ARTS CENTRE VERROCCHIO was established in 1984 by the English sculptor Nigel Konstam. It is situated on the walls of the hill town of Casole d’Elsa. We run courses of one or two weeks in painting, sculpture and drawing from May to the end of September. It is a school, an art gallery and a museum. You are welcome to visit from 9.30 – 6.30 when courses are in progress and after by appointment. He has made important discoveries in the field of art history and maintains two permanent museum of his work – Museum of Art History and Museum of Secrets .
Nigel lives in a large historic walled villa where he created several spaces for art classes and art workshops that are very pleasant to be visited. Inside the villa there is the Verrocchio Art Centre, one for art study center offering courses in sculpture, painting, drawing and art history ministered from their Nigel Konstam and Contributing Artists. The villa can accommodate up to 20 people. Also offered are courses in music, creative writing and yoga, indoor pool and excellent food, a warm compondo really great for those who want to spend holidays breathing art and culture.