The Butteghetta was established in 1830 in the historic center of Genoa, as a store that sold household items and cribs. Over the years it specialized in niche products and typical Ligurian items such as mortars in marble for pesto, wooden graters and also moulds for corzetti, the typical pasta of eastern Liguria. Here you can also find everything you need to create a magical and fairytale crib: figurines in clay or papier maché, animations, backgrounds and houses. The Butteghetta is also involved in building and restoring cribs.
Marcello Aversa’s passion for Neapolitan nativity scenes developed in the early eighties. At first, he adopted the traditional technique by using cork and wood, and then he found an outlet for his creativity in clay. He models his figurines in clay by using pins and little sticks, which look like finely carved sculptures. For some […]
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Ulderico was born and raised in the family-run workshop and, thus, as he himself says, the art of nativity scene-making runs deep in his blood. His sculptures are imbued with artisan skill but also with passion and love of his craft which, like the creation of every real artist, bears the “sign of birthright”. This […]
The artistry and love of the art of Neapolitan nativity scene-making has been handed down from father to son. Marco Ferrigno has inherited his father Giuseppe’s talent and skills, while cultivating his own style. In addition to the restoration of original eighteenth and nineteenth-century statuettes, Ferrigno creates objects in terracotta, wood and S. Leucio silk, […]
The Scuotto brothers’ Scarabattola was founded in 1996 as an innovative business with two focuses: on the one hand, the production of figurines for cribs, individual pieces of the highest quality; on the other, constant artistic experimentation. The workshop, official supplier of the Giffoni Film Festival awards, has itself collected many awards and created prestigious […]