Stories of Talent

Mad’in Europe projectStories 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.
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Catherine BERNET – Lissier- Tapisserie d’Aubusson

Pour moi, chaque tissage nous plonge dans une aventure humaine et artistique toujours renouvelée où l’on fait des rencontres qu’on ne pourrait faire nulle part ailleurs. Chaque tapisserie est unique et porte trace de cette charge émotionnelle.

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Vanessa Cavallaro – Wheel engraver on Glass – Italy

Non tutti siamo destinati ad essere ingegneri, dottori, architetti… bisogna dare la possibilità a tutti di conoscere lavori d’artigianato e d’arte.

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Giovanni Bassi, costruttore di impianti industriali, 1976. Italia

I momenti migliori del mio lavoro sono quelli più problematici, più difficili nei quali esprimo al meglio la mia conoscenza, creatività e passione.

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Maurizio Bresesti, carpentiere. Italy

Il saper fare manuale è una Sapienza da non deturpare o da ripudiare perché vista come uno stereotipo di sporco e poco appagante, la vita non può rifugiarsi solo in un riscontro economico fine a se stesso, ma ha bisogno anche di un calore umano e di un appagamento morale. Il lavoro nobilita l’uomo!

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Myriam Berry-Hoornaert, créatrice, styliste/modéliste et costumière. France

Il ne faut surtout pas avoir peur de se tromper ou de faire des détours. Chemin faisant, on apprend et on atteint son but. Parfois un métier que l’on aime peut en cacher un autre qui nous attend, lové au cœur même de notre travail assidu.

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Teodoro Pérez, luthier. Spain

When in your work there is no place for haste, without a doubt, I think it is a passion and also a pride. The best time… When you hear your creation of expert hands of guitarists and they cheer us ears both in classical music as flamenco.

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Francesca Bortolaso, stained glass maker. Italy

My job is surely a passion… without passion glass does not transmit beauty, brilliance and light. Glass to me is an “alive “ material, it feels the energy and vibrations of the person who is working on it.

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Charlotte Anne Duckworth – Silversmith

The biggest hurdle in starting up a business is continuous need to believe in yourself. There will be highs and lows, and moments where you question why you are doing what you are doing. Then every so often, you have an experience that makes the struggle worthwhile. Taking opportunities that are daunting and intimidating are all part of the job, …

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Yvon Cochery, graveur et sculpteur depuis 1969. France

Le métier de graveur sur pierre est l’expression du corps et de l’esprit. Il permet de s’exprimer sans limite. Se surpasser au travers son métier est un exploit de tous les jours.

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Véronique Gardy Delanne, facteur de flûte depuis 2007. France

Je mets mon savoir-faire au service des personnes qui viennent me voir. Je travaille à l’ancienne c’est-à-dire que c’est ma flûte qui s’adapte au musicien et non l’inverse. J’aime revenir aux bases.

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