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These articles and interviews aim at helping you discover and appreciate the world of crafts and restoration of Cultural Heritage.
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Andreas Kattos – Ceramist

My name is Andreas Kattos and I am a ceramist with 50 years of experience. I create clay sculptures and pottery products. I first crossed paths with ceramics craft in 1973 in Famagusta at the technical school and started my education in Athens in ceramist school in 1974. I worked...
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Andreas Theodorides – Mosaics

My name is Andreas Theodoridis and I am a mosaic artist with 13 years of experience. At the moment I am 75 years old and I create mosaic art pieces and tessellation works. I normally produce replicas and copies of images so creativity relies on the working process to create...
Marble-Black Onyx Rotating Serving Stand with ornament of the letters "A" & "N" and the silk scarf with letter "A" ornament

Nino Slepchenko, artist-designer. Founder, CEO, art director of Saini design studio

Saini Studio was founded in 2015 by Georgian artists and designers’ family couple – Nino Slepchenko and Levan Vateishvili. Their work is based on  a new concept of creating ornaments that are both deeply Georgian and innovative. Unique ornaments presented by Saini are all based on Georgian script that is...
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Architecture, building crafts and sustainability

Interview of Nadia Everard, by Chiara Perini / Mad’in Europe Mad’in Europe had the pleasure to interview Nadia Everard, a young graduate with two Master’s degree: in Architecture and Art & Design, founder and president of “La Table Ronde de l’Architecture”, who shared her vision on the relationship between architecture,...
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Danny Piacentini Goldsmith- Jewelry Wax Modeler-Wax Scuptor

Hello everyone, am danny, owner at Artemis Jewels Italy. I am an anglo-italian holder of a jewelry firm from late 90's on. I hold a very long London background and move back to italy from the start of 2003 opening an atelier here. I always had a passion for jewelry...
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Ukraine : when costume tells history

The Ukrainian folk costume The Ukrainian folk costume combines utilitarianism and beauty. This traditional costume has changed throughout generations due to the influence of historical, social and cultural factors. In the middle of 20th century, folk costume incorporated embroidery designs and was made out of linen, hemp and wool. Clothes-making...
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UKRAINE, LAND OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, BETWEEN TRADITION AND INNOVATION

By Elizabeth Miroshnichenko – Secretary-General – NGO Handicraft Chamber of Ukraine Since the days of “Kievan Rus”, the first East Slavic state, Ukraine was always highly diverse and rich in crafts and trades. Crafts developed rapidly in rural and urban areas. In fact, they were the very conduits connecting neighbourhoods...
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Papier maché unique pieces

I do love my profession. It´s where I can pursue pure creativity, designing and handling commercial issues. At one time, my private creative idea transformed from a tiny workshop into a real craft business. It´s such a good feeling to know that we are known in many countries. We are...
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THE ART OF RESIST BLOCK PRINTING AND INDIGO DYEING ENLISTED AS INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY BY UNESCO

By Claudia Torlino At the end of 2018, the Intergovernmental UNESCO Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage decided positively on the inclusion of  resist block printing and indigo dyeing in the international UNESCO list, approving the previous request made by Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. A Brief...
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“Chiara Ferraris Art & Glass Fusing”: una professione dedicata al vetro contemporaneo, con un’attenzione alla trasmissione dei valori e alla produzione sostenibile e circolare.

Fin da piccola ho sempre amato l’arte e le sue declinazioni. Dopo il Liceo scientifico e la Laurea in Storia dell’Arte a Lettere Moderne, durante il cui corso ho conseguito alcuni diplomi di restauro carta e libri nonché di legatoria artistica e miniatura, ho conosciuto la Scuola Per Artigiani Restauratori...
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THE ART OF THE GLASS BEAD LISTED BY UNESCO AS INTANGIBLE HERITAGE

Le 17 Décembre 2020, l’inscription par  de « l’Art de la perle de verre » sur la liste représentative du Patrimoine Culturel Immatériel de l’Humanité  est validée par le Comité intergouvernemental de sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel auprès de l’Unesco. C’est en Janvier 2018 que cette aventure commence, lorsque l’Association Italienne Comitato...
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Tecelão

O tecelão urde a teia, introdu-la no tear e tece. Há um trabalho preparatório de enchimento das canelas que são utilizadas no tear. Depois das mantas tecidas, elas são individualizadas, cosidas as bainhas e cardadas. Só assim elas  estão preparadas para venda.
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THE CATALAN VAULT

An ancient technique to build a better future By Andra Ritisan & Charlotte Pierre Human ambition has always been to move forward, to innovate and to progress. Yet innovation and progress have not always been in tune. In many cases, including the building industry, the desire to innovate has led...
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Restoration by IPARC of the Art-Nouveau furniture, designed by Victor Horta for the Wolfers’ shop

IPARC – in collaboration with Denys NV and architect Barbara Van der Wee- restored the cupboards of Victor Horta’s famous Wolfers’ shop (by Victor Horta) for the new display in the Cinquantenaire Museum. The Wolfers’ shop The Wolfers’ shop shows the authentic interior as designed by the Art Nouveau architect...
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Colorful Sicilian craftwork: the famous Teste di Moro.

Text by Maria Giulia Nencini Have you ever wondered what these head-shaped vases that stand out among traditional Sicilian craftworks represent? Legend tells us that they are the distant memory of a love affair that ended in tragedy… The legend dates to the Arab domination in Sicily, which left an...
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