under the spell of mosaic
alchemist of the third firing
On Monday 4 June 2018, an emotion-filled ceremony took place in the Salone d'Onore at the Triennale di Milano. In the presence of a tightly packed audience, the Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere organisation bestowed its title, Master of Arts and Crafts, on 77 maestri. In the festive and at times moving atmosphere of this second edition of the award, the new recipients were applauded warmly by a public from Milan and beyond. They had come to the Triennale to render homage to the talent and inimitable skill of our great artisans.
On the occasion of the great HOMI 2018 event at Milan Rho Fair, CITA-Consociazione Italiana Tappezzieri Arredatori (Italian Upholsterers-Decorators Association), suggested the subject “Per il nuovo umanesimo 4.0, la poesia incontra il mestiere” (Poetry meets craftsmanship for the New Humanism 4.0), where craftsmanship means the ancient art of upholstery.
Cava dei Tirreni, near Salerno, will host the International Festival of Women's Ceramics from 7 to 9 September. An appointment exclusively conceived for female artists and craftswomen from all over the world.
Along with Argillà Italia's Ceramics International Festival (31 August – 2 September), the artist ceramist Clara Garesio is opening her solo exhibition evocatively entitled “Circle Time”, curated by Anty Pansera, an applied arts historian and critic.
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.
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).
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.