Located on one of Volterra's most characteristic streets, L'Istrice is a workshop-laboratory that produces beautiful original etchings, engraved entirely by hand on zinc or copper plate. The works are printed one at a time, without the aid of any mechanical process, signed by the artist and numbered progressively in a limited run. A visit to Maria Assunta Cannistaro's workshop-laboratory allows visitors to admire this fascinating process and witness firsthand the various stages of the process.
The origins of the paper marbling technique go as far back as the 9th century and to Japan. Through the Silk Road, this art reached Turkey, where it became very popular and was named Ebrû (from the Persian word Ebri meaning ‘cloudy’). It is here that Alberto Valese, having learned the basics, was able to […]
The history of the Cartiera Amatruda dates back to the fifteenth century. Here, paper is still handmade, following the ancient Amalfi tradition. A high-quality paper, extremely durable, but also sought-after from an aesthetic point of view, appreciated and exported all over the world. Highly-prestigious works have been printed volumes on this paper, such as Processus […]
Amalfi (SA)Decorative Arts
The spirit of a trade of yesteryear gives new life to the creations of Flavio Aquilina and his wife Neve Marino, who since 1983 have been dedicated to the art of marbled paper. Flowing colours, unpredictable patterns and eighteenth-century motifs populate the products of this workshop in Naples, where, between tradition and modernity, papers, fabrics, […]
Since 1976, Il Papiro has been producing objects in paper decorated by hand with techniques inspired by Tuscan regional tradition. In particular, it uses a technique that has almost disappeared, paper marbling. Precisely to illustrate this technique, in the stores, demonstrations are organized by craftsmen, while in the Grassina workshop, customers can personally try experimenting […]