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BIO

Elena Agosti began her professional career at the Museo Casabianca in Malo, a private collection of prints that span from the 1960s to the 1990s. Since 2008 she has been working at ViArt, Centro Espositivo dell’Artigianato Artistico Vicentino, and in 2011 she became its artistic director and mouthpiece for the International Charter of Artistic Craftsmanship.
During her studies and work experience she has focused on the history and evolution of arts and crafts, and their bond with the local context and community. She organises exhibitions and curates catalogues for different museums and institutions. After a long collaboration with the City Hall and the responsible Committee for the organisation of “Portoni Aperti”, an important event dedicated to ceramics, she became Conservator of the Museo Civico della Ceramica of Nove in 2017. In the same year she received a research scholarship from the Fondazione Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice, thus focusing her work and effort on the promotion of Venetian craftsmanship through contemporary art and new technologies, as well as on the enhancement of the heritage of company museums.
Furthermore, she develops special projects related to the promotion of artistic craftsmanship for Confartigianato Udine and CNA Vicenza.
She also manages the project “CerTA, Ceramica Territorio Artigianato” within the Liceo Artistico di Nove, as well as other projects focused on the importance and enhancement of the cultural and landscape heritage in the educational field. She is currently the director of Casa Museo Villa Lattes in Istriana.

Nove

Stylnove

Una vera fucina creativa

Stylnove non è solo un’azienda o un brand, Stylnove è una fucina creativa, un luogo d’incontro per artisti e appassionati di arte ceramica. È ...

Stylnove non è solo un’azienda o un brand, Stylnove è una fucina creativa, un luogo d’incontro per artisti e appassionati di arte ceramica. È sede di residenze, mostre, cotture sperimentali, è una sorta di Mecca di tutti quegli artisti che si esprimono tramite la ceramica. È un luogo di cultura dove fermarsi per rigenerare occhi ed intelletto.

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Nero – Alessandro Neretti

Un artista con competenze da maestro artigiano

Nero è un artista concettuale con competenze da maestro artigiano, una rarità! Ho curato una sua residenza qualche anno fa al Museo Civico della ...

Nero è un artista concettuale con competenze da maestro artigiano, una rarità! Ho curato una sua residenza qualche anno fa al Museo Civico della Ceramica di Nove (VI), ed è stato strabiliante assistere al suo processo creativo, a sua visione è penetrante e a volte addirittura sconvolgente, la sua organizzazione e precisione del lavoro totalmente impeccabile!

Nove

Vania Sartori

Sinuous and always unique shapes

Vania has the ability of listening: she listens to the clay and its suggestions of ancestral and modern shapes, and she listens to people, ...

Vania has the ability of listening: she listens to the clay and its suggestions of ancestral and modern shapes, and she listens to people, translating emotions, feelings and dreamlike memories into ceramics. She ranges from earthenware free slip casting, in order to create sinuous and always unique shapes, to enamel decorations, from drawing with pencils on ceramics to copper, gold and slicks on stoneware. Architecture, her first love, is as present in her art as femininity, an innate gift of hers. Her hands are guided by the humility of someone who knows there is always something to learn, both from clay and from other people, almost as if her craft was a precious gift, to be treated with love and respect.

Creazzo

Barbara Uderzo

Research jewellery

Barbara is a designer, an artisan, an artist, a creative! She creates jewels and tiny sculptures by using precious and non-precious stones, merging ...

Barbara is a designer, an artisan, an artist, a creative! She creates jewels and tiny sculptures by using precious and non-precious stones, merging plastic materials with silver, juxtaposing colours and shapes and making elements from our childhood into extremely valuable miniatures. She works like a tailor, from designing to fitting: each jewel needs to be balanced and comfortable to wear, thus the client is the centrepiece of her research. Unique in terms of genre and for the multifaceted use of materials, she is worldwide famous and has showcased her pieces in the most important design museums. Her line of jewels made of chocolate and golden leaf deserves a notable mention: wear and taste them before they melt!

Zanè

Pictoom

Innovation and artisanal quality

The fortune of the Marogna Family is that, in the course of three generations, they were able to innovate their production while preserving its ...

The fortune of the Marogna Family is that, in the course of three generations, they were able to innovate their production while preserving its artisanal quality and, furthermore, keep up to date with the latest technology and decorative styles in order to turn artistic furniture into design objects tailored to the modern era. Pictoom is a fresh and functional line intended for a young crowd. Their key strengths are personalization and custom work, along with their distinctive courtesy!

Marostica

Sbittarte

A young talent

Extremely young wheel potter, Leonardo Collanega is heir to our territory’s centuries-old ceramic tradition: he grew up among iridescent glaze ...

Extremely young wheel potter, Leonardo Collanega is heir to our territory’s centuries-old ceramic tradition: he grew up among iridescent glaze trays belonging to his father and great decorator Stefano; he spent years observing his hands shaping clay, and really benefited from those teachings, which he now applies to his ceramics. Very young, yet, thanks to his talent, already internationally renowned in the field, Leonardo works with any kind of clay, from common red clay to precious porcelain, and he’s able to use the potter’s wheel to create tiny bowls with extremely thin edges as well as large vases recalling traditional “orcioli” (double handed jugs). In 2020 he won the Premio Portoni in Nove, entering the competition with a large white stoneware vase, hand-turned, cooked in a firewood kiln and with an ash glaze finishing, derived from his collaboration with a group of stokers led by master kiln worker Antonio Bonaldi.

Solagna

Arbos

An ever-evolving research

Sergio and Oriella decided to turn their life philosophy into a business project: the passion for design and the love for the Earth are the main ...

Sergio and Oriella decided to turn their life philosophy into a business project: the passion for design and the love for the Earth are the main guidelines for all the Arbos’ products. Completely hand processed, the production focuses on stationery as well as interior design decors such as lamps, candy dishes and tiny sculptures, always and rigorously made in recycled paper. Research is continuously evolving, also thanks to the collaboration between Arbos and Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, based on researching and promoting artisanal paper-making; this is a craft that has very ancient roots in Vicenza’s territory, which reached its peak in the area of Bassano del Grappa thanks to the Remondini family’s entrepreneurial and commercial efforts, and favoured by the Venice’s Republic Senate during the 1700s. Our territory is rich in ancient paper mills, nowadays transformed into museums or workshops where you can learn the ancient art of paper making, and Arbos is the heir and innovator of this heritage.

Marostica

Lineasette

A distinctive “line”

Lineasette’s “line”, forgive my repetition, is clean, sinuous and elegant, easily distinguishable on the contemporary design market for its ...

Lineasette’s “line”, forgive my repetition, is clean, sinuous and elegant, easily distinguishable on the contemporary design market for its neat details and slender shapes. Over the years they collaborated with various designers, who skilfully maintained the company’s coordinated image while also reinterpreting it in their style and invariably preserving the use of the founding members’ material of choice: stoneware. Although they use plaster casts and slip casting, the production is still fully hand processed, all the way to the finishing touch: a thin slurry layer applied with an airbrush, which gives the surface its porous feel. Now the company is managed by the second generation and, thanks to Emanuele’s re-launch, has reaffirmed itself in the international market, also thanks to the collaboration with young designer Laura Pelosio.

Isola Vicentina

Sibania

Living sculptures

It is said that we were born from a divine breath on soft clay, and perhaps Sibania draws from this very anecdote the inspiration for its ...

It is said that we were born from a divine breath on soft clay, and perhaps Sibania draws from this very anecdote the inspiration for its collections: porcelain figurines characterized by a piercing gaze, peach cheeks, braided or loose hair, sometimes flowing in the wind, gracious hands hinting to a gentle movement, as if they were about to tell you a story through body language. Sibania’s sculptures are alive: they look at you, they move through space and they smile at each other with complicity. The plastic rendition technique applied to laces and fabrics, actually worn by the figurines, draws inspiration from the ancient Capodimonte tradition, widespread in our territory for over a century, but I have rarely seen such natural and elegant pieces.

Asolo

Eva Design

Simple and brilliant, an iconic design object

Eva Design is the result of a simple and genius idea, an iconic money box which shape and design recall the emblem of desire: the apple. From “The ...

Eva Design is the result of a simple and genius idea, an iconic money box which shape and design recall the emblem of desire: the apple. From “The Three Graces” myth to Eve, the apple historically symbolizes a divine gift, representing elegance and perfection, but also love and lust. Raffaella and William’s passion, coming from having grown up in a territory rich in art and craftsmanship, turned this design object into a genuine medium for territorial development. In their collections you can find apples decorated by master artisans and local artists, as well as young boys and girls who decided to turn this art into their life’s work, such as students from CerTa, the training program sponsored by De Fabris Art School in collaboration with Eva Design, who donated its “biscuits” in order to let new trainees from the ceramic district of Nove and Bassano del Grappa experiment with contemporary decoration.

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Nicola Tessari

A conversation with wood, living and evolving matter

Nicola’s work stems from his great passion and interest for nature, and that is why in all his artworks – wood turnings, interior design items or ...

Nicola’s work stems from his great passion and interest for nature, and that is why in all his artworks – wood turnings, interior design items or small utensils – he exclusively implements hardwood, and what’s more, only locally sourced. A kind of ancestral bond ties him to the woods surrounding his workshop, located at the foot of Vicenza’s Pedemontana region. All his work focuses on respecting the piece of wood he’s working on, thus the project might be modified along the way according to the material’s suggestions: grains, knots or chromatic variations can change the way his hands work, diverging from the initial idea; the wood itself takes part in the creative process, it is not inert matter to be handled, it’s alive and, as such, it establishes a conversation with the artisan. Nicola uses traditional tools, but his designs are extremely contemporary and done to perfection!

Vicenza

Daniela Vettori e Magal

Lines inspired by uncustomary forms of nature

The workshop of Daniela and Margherita is found in the heart of Vicenza, between the tripartite windows that Andrea Palladio created for the city, ...

The workshop of Daniela and Margherita is found in the heart of Vicenza, between the tripartite windows that Andrea Palladio created for the city, transforming it from its Roman tradition to become a showcase of the Renaissance. And it is precisely in the crib of art and culture that we find these artistic creations in gold and silver, their forms inspired by the uncustomary forms of the precious stones to echo their nature, a unique fascination that expresses its uniqueness in time. The entire production process is conducted in the workshop, from wax modelling to the finishing, their jewellery pieces are seen not only as an ornament but as something symbolising the enormous force that they harbour: wearing these pieces, we enter into profound contact with our inner self.

Nove

Diego Poloniato

Sculpture animated by the breath

To enter into Diego's world is a unique and immersive experience. Wherever our gaze rests, we see the eyes of thousands of zoomorphic and ...

To enter into Diego's world is a unique and immersive experience. Wherever our gaze rests, we see the eyes of thousands of zoomorphic and anthropomorphic whistles observing us. Sometimes it is immediate, and you know you cannot leave without one; other times it is an interminable task to choose the most beautiful cuco to take with us. His creations can be so small as to be held in the palm of the hand, whereas others are gargantuan and only with difficulty can they be taken out of the workshop. The recurrent factor is sound; each of these artefacts can be brought to life with the breath and each has a unique tone due to the different sizes of the sound box. In short, each cuco and archicuco has its own identity which is expressed not only through its form and colour, but also through its voice!

Udine

Legatoria Moderna

Passion and excellence

Entering Eva’s workshop is always a different journey, in which the books, her passion, lead the way. You could find yourself immersed in a ...

Entering Eva’s workshop is always a different journey, in which the books, her passion, lead the way. You could find yourself immersed in a herbarium from the 1700s as well as recently published books in need of re-binding after being leafed through multiple times. Here, passion is in the air: passion in those who entrust her with their treasured books, passion in the hands of who lovingly takes care of them. Eva stands out for her diligence and timeless committent to a trade which requires extremely detailed attention and close relationships with clients. Her soul lives both inside her micro-workshop and outside, in this professional field: that’s why over the years she became head of her artistic craftsmanship’s category. Her desire for excellence is all-encompassing, leading over time to the creation of a close-knit network of artisans from all around the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

Spello

Luca Peppoloni

Ever-new shapes

Luca has the ability to read matter, establishing a conversation between it and his clients and, by getting to know them and helping them dig deep in ...

Luca has the ability to read matter, establishing a conversation between it and his clients and, by getting to know them and helping them dig deep in their memories, he creates unique and personalized artworks. His sensibility, ranging from the love for nature to the respect for history, radiates from his manual skills and creativity. His workshop is now in the third generation of craftsmen: each blacksmith has created unique pieces according to the customs and styles of their time, renewing an ancient art and turning it into an ever-modern trade. Luca keeps “striking while the iron is hot”, forging ever-new shapes with sophisticated chromatic effects.

Illasi

Atanor

The archetype of modern craftsmanship

Alessandro and Leonardo are the archetype of modern craftsmen, able to combine their deep knowledge of ancient ...

Alessandro and Leonardo are the archetype of modern craftsmen, able to combine their deep knowledge of ancient techniques with contemporary flair, never forgetting the charm of ancestral elegance. The work begins with the selection of raw materials, while the hand crafting process hardly involves any tools and the final product is always unique and custom made.

Castelverde

Vanni Donzelli

A combination of physical and material forces

Always interested in sculpture, it seems like Vanni was born with clay in his hands. His training is experimental, he implements different materials ...

Always interested in sculpture, it seems like Vanni was born with clay in his hands. His training is experimental, he implements different materials and techniques, he researches peculiar clays, specifically stoneware, which is not very common in the Italian tradition. He builds his own kilns, seeking to understand the force that transforms matter through the firing process. He draws inspiration from the Far East in terms of materials (glazes, stoneware and porcelain) and from the simplicity of North European contemporary designs, continuing his research on high temperature firings (even beyond 1300° C). His sculptures derive from a combination of physical and material forces: surfaces are turned, cut, scratched, glazed or left plainly matte, rough and opaque. His geometric designs evoke ancient shapes, but essentially they are genuine contemporary designs. He puts the same passion in both the “simple” coffee cup and the one of a kind piece, implementing clean and elegant design lines, which could be defined as materic for the importance and respect given to the starting materials.

Bassano del Grappa

Cristina Busnelli

Tactile emotions and surreal landscapes

Cristina is first and foremost a great artist: it would be reductive to define her tapestries as woven as they are chromatic compositions, musical ...

Cristina is first and foremost a great artist: it would be reductive to define her tapestries as woven as they are chromatic compositions, musical symphonies, and tactile emotions. Touching them with the fingertips, one can feel the different materials that have been used, the interlock of the warp and weft. One can almost perceive the coloured strands like a message in Braille, and then when seen with the eyes, reality is more than expected and we are transported into these surreal landscapes. Cristina is a reserved and gentle soul; she expresses her charisma through her loom and the most unexpected materials that come into her hands. Through her mastery, anything can become art.

Nove

BottegaNove

A revolutionary production

A visit to Botteganove is a veritable journey into a parallel universe in comparison to the numerous ceramic workshops in the territory. Firstly, we ...

A visit to Botteganove is a veritable journey into a parallel universe in comparison to the numerous ceramic workshops in the territory. Firstly, we have the same industriousness and scrupulous manual skill and then we also have a product range entirely new and revolutionary when compared to traditional products. Through the centuries, Nove was renowned for its crockery and evolved its production at the end of the 1800s with monumental neo-Rococo works; their production methods have always been of the highest quality but never in the field of mosaic or panelling. Christian had the intuition and capacity to transform the distinctive spirit of the territory into something more precious and unique; products are characterised by a harmonious chromaticism and precious fine details together create balanced and elegant surfaces with great brilliance.

Nove

Barettoni


The fascination of a prestigious history

Barettoni is one of the oldest Italian manufacturers of ceramicware. It was founded between the XVII and XVIII centuries by the Antonibon noble ...

Barettoni is one of the oldest Italian manufacturers of ceramicware. It was founded between the XVII and XVIII centuries by the Antonibon noble family and was offered special privileges under the Venetian Republic to protect its activities. One cannot but remain impressed by the ancient circular furnaces still seen today in the workshop, a vestige of the long and prestigious history of the company. Since 1907, the Barettoni family — in conjunction with various artists — has created a wide range of products with an important and innovative new line to accompany its timeless and classic products. The current product range, in addition to timeless and prestigious models made from still-used ancient moulds, also offers a vast choice of objects for the table, gift objects and furnishing accessories. Their artefacts are often inspired by nature and the marine environment, with a particular focus on the colour effect and harmony of form and always the result of meticulous handcraftsmanship.

Sandrigo

Anna Viero

Quality to be touched

The craftsmanship of Anna Viero can literally be touched with the hand, firstly for the softness of the pure cashmere, the prized vicuña yarn, and ...

The craftsmanship of Anna Viero can literally be touched with the hand, firstly for the softness of the pure cashmere, the prized vicuña yarn, and silk combined with steel, but also linen and textile paper while cashmere is threaded with gold to create a special sheen and resplendence. Her creations are characterised by their soft lines inspired by classical art and their delicate colour palate. The meticulous preparation of the garments includes a wide and customised range of services, with the possibility of creating bespoke and personalized clothing items.

Vicenza

Laura Balzelli

Wearable sculptures

The most unique and interesting thing about Laura Belzelli is her artistic vocation. Her jewels are like small, wearable sculptures, each being ...

The most unique and interesting thing about Laura Belzelli is her artistic vocation. Her jewels are like small, wearable sculptures, each being unique pieces, specifically designed for the customer. She has a deep, technical knowledge of materials, which she is able to tame and shape according to her personal, formal research. The gold embraces and binds the precious gemstones and the corals, thus creating beautiful blends and dynamic vortices. On the counter, visitors will find sketches and wax models: indeed, as an artist, Laura designs all of her works, then, as an artisan, she makes and refines them.

Vicenza

Busato

Artistic synaesthesia

A visit to Stamperia Busato is a real synaesthetic journey. The prints hanging on the walls and the matrices will catch your eye and make you look ...

A visit to Stamperia Busato is a real synaesthetic journey. The prints hanging on the walls and the matrices will catch your eye and make you look all around; the strong smell of ink will permeate your nostrils.It’s impossible to keep yourself from touching all the objects that surround you: the wooden printing press, the cold lithographic limestone and the walls of the 16th-century palace… And then there are Giancarlo and Valerio, always smiling and friendly, as well as a lot of artists that, for over 70 years, have been printing their artworks here, following the rules and the secrets kept by these great artisans.