Lecce and papier-mâché, a combination whose origins date back to the distant 1700s, today is revived in the workshop of Marco Epicochi, multi-talented artist and teacher. Marco embraces and makes the Lecce tradition his own, creating splendid statues of various sizes, made with skill and care, and characterized by his unmistakable style and unique expressiveness. His works are found in various places throughout the world, for example, the majestic statue of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Bethlehem.
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Piazza del Duomo, 18, Lecce, LE, Italia - +39 339 2248589 / +39 327 2824185 - http://www.cartapesta-lecce.it
Mario Di Donfrancesco creates unique works in his papier maché workshop in Lecce. Qualified by the Superintendency of Fine Arts, he also does delicate restoration work. A considerable number of his restored and newly made works can be found in various parts of Italy, Malta, Germany, the United States, and France. Di Donfrancesco produces a […]
Santino Merico has been working in his Lecce workshop since 1982. There he creates sacred figures, performs restoration work and creates various objects. He makes his pieces on a base, a mannequin made of straw and iron, then covers it in papier maché and delicately paints it. Together with the wide range of products already […]
A stone’s throw from the Cathedral of Lecce, in the courtyard of a charming sixteenth century building, you can admire the beautiful papier maché creations of Rosaria Pallara, expert artisan, who, fully respecting the Lecce tradition, creates statues and objects of various kinds, from the sacred to the profane. Some of her most outstanding pieces, […]
Paolo Olbi began training in the field of artistic bookbinding in 1962 and then pursued studies in France to gain further knowledge. Technical skill but also creativity which, in the mid-1970s, allowed him to pioneer the marbled paper technique, becoming the first workshop that left the world of book restoration to start a new genre […]