Contemporary Craftsmanship and Renewed Traditions in the Oltrarno
15 April 2021 - 18:00
Get a behind-the-scenes look at three contemporary artisan workshops in the Oltrarno. Guided by the co-founders of the cultural association Creative People in Florence, guests will hear from a new generation of artisans about how they are updating traditional workshop models to revive or reinvent their craft.
We will visit:
Officine Nora, an international co-working jewelry studio in Via dei Preti
Four resident jewelry artists develop their own work, and support each other by exchanging skills and techniques. The recently renovated space tucked into a tiny side street just steps from Santo Spirito is a perfect example of the way a new generation of designers is revitalizing the historic artisan neighborhood.
Campucc10, a co-working art and design studio in Via del Campuccio
This shared studio space gives the sense of an old Florence workshop, with the resident artists work across diverse mediums, including jewelry design, sculpture, handmade paper and floral design
Frau Leman, a leather artisan in Via della Chiesa
Stephanie Lehmann creates leather accessories in a tiny, hidden studio near Santo Spirito. She moved to Florence from Germany to learn leather craftsmanship and decided to stay and start her business here.
This event is part of the Oltrarno Gaze programme organised by Advancing Women Artists and Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino