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April 2019
Milan, Communication
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April 2019
Milan, Exhibition, Ceramic
From 17 to 19 May, within the context of "Buongiorno Ceramica", the Associazione Pandora (Ceramic Artists Pandora Association) is organising the “Matres Week” event throughout Italian and European cities boasting an ancient ceramics tradition.
March 2019
Milan, Contest, Restauration, wellmade
This year’s competing categories are “Preserving Beauty”, dedicated to the masters of restoration, and “Training to Excellence”.
March 2019
Saronno, Exhibition, Ceramic
The Giuseppe Gianetti Ceramics Museum will host until 20 April the "Pegaso. Liberi di volare" (Pegasus. Free to fly) exhibition by Angelo Zilio – Gilö, an artist and a ceramist working in the Varese area.
February 2019
Milan, Contest, Comunicazione, wellmade
January 2019
London, Award, Communication, Silver
Fondazione Cologni is pleased to announce that Giampaolo Babetto and Studio Swine have been awarded the prestigious Wallpaper* Design Award for their 2018 "Fundamentals" work, created for the third edition of the Doppia Firma project, supported by Fondazione Cologni and Living Corriere della Sera, and presented by Michelangelo Foundation.

Interviews
Milan, Masters, Paper, Sculpture

Caterina Crepax was born in Milan in 1964, the heir to a family profoundly connected to art. She grew up in an evocative, imaginative and creative environment, which would prove a crucial asset in her education and training. But Caterina has always been an impassioned lover of paper. The daughter of world-famous artist Guido Crepax, she inherited her father’s great manual skills and imagination which led her to create an entire three-dimensional structure out of a paper leaf.

Milan, Masters, Ceramic, Glass, Wood

Hands on Design, a brand founded in 2015 by Kaori Shiina and Riccardo Nardi, creates, produces and commercialises its high craftsmanship design products within a network including, to this day, about 30 artisans and craft businesses and 110 international designers.

Milan, Masters, Ceramic

On the path of her personal and professional life, Gabriella Sacchi embodies the image of the craftswoman and designer combining creativity and savoir-faire at the highest level. In 1981, she established her Spazio Nibe laboratory, where, to this day, she has been engaged in ceramics sculpture while also pursuing cultural, research and promotional activities in the field of contemporary ceramics. In 2018, she was acknowledged the MAM-Maestro d'arte e Mestiere award, granted by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, in collaboration with ALMA.

Venice, Masters, gold, Jewellery

Master Marino Menegazzo is the current owner of the Venetian historical craft workshop Mario Berta Battiloro. The workshop was founded in 1969, with the aim to continue the ancient family trade established in 1926.

Venice, Masters, Fashion, Lacework

Born in Burano, near Venice, where she is living, Lucia Costantini has been crafting needle lace since she was a child when she learned the ancient secrets of the art from the women in her family. A talented craftswoman, she designs the graphic projects for her works on her own and turns them into traditional white or innovatively multicoloured lace.

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.


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