L'Arte Nascosta

- The Hidden Art -

Labor Day


Today is Labor Day.

After spending the better part of 2016 researching on the web and traveling throughout Italy to meet all kinds of artisans, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to some of the talents that I met this year.

Carpenters, jewelers, plaster sculptors and mandolin-makers ...  The list goes on.  Despite the different crafts they practice, they share the same contagious enthusiasm.  They invariably inspire you to pursue your passion, no matter what it might be.

 "There are jobs where you take your shower before you go to work in the morning, and there are jobs where you take your shower when you come home at night, and the world needs both of us."  

(cit. Eric Hollenbeck, Master Carpenter - Blue Ox Mill and School; Eureka, CA USA)

name unknown - fisherman, Sorrento

Piero Dri - Forcolaio (Venetian Oarlock Sculptor), Venice

Ferrobattuto Bernabei - Blacksmith, Siena

Beatrice Palma - Plaster Sculptor, Rome

Learn More

Piero Dri (Venice), "Forcolaio" - http://www.ilforcolaiomatto.it/

Ferrobattuto Bernabei (Siena), Blacksmithhttp://www.ferrobattutobernabei.it/ferro-battuto-siena.asp

Tommaso Pedani (Florence), Luthierhttp://www.tommasopedani.com/en/home_en/

Mario Talarico (Naples), Umbrella Maker http://www.mariotalarico.it/index.php

Paolo Penko (Florence), Goldsmith - http://www.penkofirenze.it/