News
September 2021
Cremona, Contest, Music, Luthiery
The award-giving ceremony of the 16th "Antonio Stradivari International Triennial Violin Making Competition" took place on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at the Amilcare Ponchielli theater in Cremona.
September 2021
Biella, Exhibition, Decoration, Ceramic
The fourth edition of "Fatti ad arte", the appointment dedicated to high craftsmanship, is an expression of that heritage of beauty and authenticity which, starting from the Renaissance workshops, encompasses art, culture and tradition.
September 2021
Milan, Exhibition, Metal, Ceramic
The fifth edition of Doppia Firma, the successful project of the Cologni Foundation and Living Corriere della Sera, presented by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, has been staged during the Milan Design Week.
September 2021
Italy, Exhibition, Embroidery, Textile, Jewelry
ApritiModa returns on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October.This event, that opens the doors of over 70 ateliers and workshops of famous brands and artisan realities whose excellence is recognized around the world.
September 2021
Faenza, fundraising, Ceramic
Abbiamo raggiunto l'obiettivo della campagna di raccolta fondi a favore di Victor Fotso Nyie, vincitore del concorso Artigiano del Cuore - Edizione 2021.
September 2021
Biella, Exhibition, Ceramic, Glass
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.

Interviews
Udine, Master, Mosaic

Carraro Chabarik is a project centered on mosaic art. It is a contemporary artisan workshop that combines creative thinking and manufacturing skills. The laboratory is located in the historic center of Udine; we work on both the conception and the composition of the mosaics;, we develop artistic research works in dialogue with clients; a line of jewels with precious mosaic inserts; furnishing elements and architectural projects, such as wall and floor coverings... all our products are born from the tradition of high craftsmanship, re-interpreted to achieve very modern results.

Milan, Master, Ceramic

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.

Faenza, Master, Ceramic

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.

sardenia, Master, Fashion, Textile

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.

Cantù, Master, Fashion, Textile, Lacework

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.

Milan, Master, Music, Luthiery

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.


Events
November 2021
Venice, Exhibition, Ceramic, Glass
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...