Contemporary art and design – Sculpture courses

Sculptures in marble, wood and metal

I organize courses on marble sculpture and working techniques  in the Versilia region of Tuscany, between Pietrasanta and Balbano, a small village near Lucca. I moved to this area, the home of marble, after becoming dissatisfied with the course I was taking at the Accademia di Belle Arti  in Milan. For six years I studied the technical aspects of working
with marble with important teachers like Gigi Guadagnucce e Viliano Tarantella. It would be impossible to find better teachers: two sculptors born amongst the Apuan
marble who taught me above all else how to love the material and then the way to extract from it the courage to confront the struggle which the material itself imposes.

Right from the very beginning the choice of material is of utmost importance for me, essential even to the point of affecting my creative choices. Equally important is the direct physical relationship with the material, and therefore the absolute necessity to personally carry out every phase in the realization of a work.
Eventually, as well as working with marble, I came to work with wood, especially a particular multicoloured wood, and with metal: two materials that have fascinated me and continue to inspire new forms in my work.

Time by time I create design furniture objects, such as marble washbasin characterised by essential shapes or as coat-hangers obtained from cherry tree or rose tree wood.

Custom marble courses



Balbano (Lucca) – Italia

tel: +39 347 102 4334


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