Interns’ stories are online

Photos, stories, and trivia about the trainees of the project "Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza" (One School, One Job. Paths of Excellence) 2021/22 are now online at From Piedmont to Sicily, from Friuli Venezia Giulia to Sardinia, all along the peninsula young artisans are honing their talents in workshops that carry on a tradition that is a typical expression of the genius loci of their territory. Their mentors and tutors for six months are master violin makers in Cremona, master nativity makers in Naples, masters of glass in Murano or special effects in Rome, pebble mosaic in Genoa, and so on. 27 internships, 27 artisan realities that are passing on their know-how to young people eager to learn and become in turn the professionals of tomorrow. "Una Scuola un Lavoro" is a project of Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte carried out in this edition with main partners Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Costa Crociere, the valuable support of Starhotels and the contribution of many patrons who believe in the importance of training new generations of master craftsmen.   (ph. Peter Elovich)

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Ceramics Festival of Nove – Portoni Aperti

Registration is now open for the 25th Ceramics Festival – Portoni Aperti 2022 scheduled for September 9, 10 and 11 in Nove (Vicenza) with the presence of Ceramists from all over Europe, numerous events and activities that will enliven the town squares. The registration deadline is Friday, July 15, 2022. For all entrants to the […]

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63° Bugatti Segantini International Prize to Ugo La Pietra

As a tradition, the Bugatti – Segantini is confirmed as the cultural event that opens the summer in Nova Milanese. The event was organized by the Free Academy of Painting “Vittorio Viviani,” with the patronage and contribution of the City of Nova Milanese and the support of the Rossi Foundation. This year it reaches its […]


Doriana Usai is the winner of the “Artigiano del Cuore” 2022 Competition.

With an impressive 2094 votes obtained on the contest website during the online voting phase, Doriana Usai, a ceramist from Assemini (Cagliari), is the winner of the 5th Edition of the “Artigiano del Cuore” contest, promoted by the Cologni Foundation and the platform. She will thus be able to receive the prize up for […]


Artigianato a Effetto. Exhibition market of Livorno artisans

The 37th edition of Effetto Venezia (Aug. 3-7) is set in Livorno’s La Venezia neighborhood. The striking architectural complex of the Magazzini del Palazzo del Monte di Pietà houses the 6th edition of “Artigianato a Effetto,” which hosts 14 artisans, mainly from the Livorno area, active in various fields such as props, wigs, leather masks, […]