Mad’in Europe project “Stories of talent by European craftsmen” has been launched as part of the program of the European Commission “European Vocational Skills Week: Discover your Talent”.
Considering its success, we decided to continue this program and to development this section further.
Our objective is to let some selected European professional craftsmen narrate their stories and show their work. We hope these story-telling will stimulate your curiosity and interest for crafts, which are part of our intangible heritage but also a different and more responsible way of buying.
To have your portrait in this section you must be a craftsman member of Mad’in Europe. Please see conditions on the registration page.
The advantage of the young generation is their natural ability with new technologies and social media which can be a big plus to showing their work. Building a jewellery business or a craft business is not easy. Keep learning all the time, to not be afraid of rejections and not live as a failure the fact that thing don’t work instantly.
I don’t wait for the right customer to come along, I get out there to find the right customer. Sometimes I will design conservatively other days my designs may be bold and unpredictable…it doesn’t matter eventually they will find their forever home.
Vivre! = faire son chemin, y aller en affutant sa curiosité, en réfléchissant à soi dans ce que l’on fait et est, en travaillant fort et heureusement, en partageant son savoir et en étant fier d’apporter sa pierre à l’édifice de la Culture.
En los tiempos en que vivimos no es nada fácil dedicarse a ello, son muchas las dificultades que entraña poder ganarse la vida con esta profesión. Aún así, si te gusta, dedícate a esta actividad. Ponte a trabajar, a disfrutar, son profesiones altamente apasionantes y gratificantes.
It’s very important to preserve the objects of the past, they tell us the story of our culture, of artistic and technological knowledge. Now textile conservation receives less funds than painting or sculpture conservation and I think it is a pity because a lot of cities or countries owe their past success to the production or the trade of precious fabrics.
Every man possesses some talents – that persevering work and developing your own creativity leads you to a better man in yourself. A better and more creative man who creates the beauty, creates a better and more beautiful world.