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Mauro Patrini is a restorer and stucco marmo (scagliola) teacher. He studied at Cremona’s CFP and in Venice’s Centro Europeo di Formazione degli Artigiani (European training centre for artisans), thus gaining knowledge and becoming skilled in frescoes, marmorino, moulds and plasters, and later specializing in the scagliola technique, which he has been able to employ also as an expressive medium, thus creating both traditional and contemporary, innovative artworks. He worked on important restoration and decoration projects, in Italy and abroad, such as the renovation of the Coffee House floorings at Palazzo del Quirinale and the restoration of Villa Torlonia’s Moorish Tower scagliole.
He is part of a research team in Brussels, working on testing and patenting innovative green building materials.
Currently (2021) he teaches the stucco marmo technique at Villa Fabris and he is working at the ITACA – UNESCO Intangible Heritage project, which aims to establish a connection between China’s and Italy’s artistic and craftsmanship excellences in order to protect their common intangible heritage of traditions, values and knowledge.

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Mastery in the hands

While watching Mauro preparing the mixtures for stucco marmo (scagliola), it’s the mastery of his hands that charms you first, followed by the ...

While watching Mauro preparing the mixtures for stucco marmo (scagliola), it’s the mastery of his hands that charms you first, followed by the contagious enthusiasm, passion and joy he exudes as the work proceeds and acquires its shape. With his free and captivating spirit, Mauro gives an artistic and innovative touch, full of charm and vitality, to the act of transmitting artisanal knowledge to younger generations.

mauro patrini July 2021