Carpenters, jewelers, plaster sculptors, mandolin-makers ... I've spent a good part of 2016 traveling around Italy to meet all different artisans from a variety of specialities and walks of life. And while their individual crafts were as diverse as the artisans themselves were, they all did have one important thing in common: every one of them was driven by a passion for their work.
"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."
Piero Dri (Venice), "Forcolaio" - http://www.ilforcolaiomatto.it/
Ferrobattuto Bernabei (Siena), Blacksmith - http://www.ferrobattutobernabei.it/ferro-battuto-siena.asp
Tommaso Pedani (Florence), Luthier - http://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/