Florence, Scagliola at Bottega Bianco Bianchi
Even as a child, I enjoyed working on small pieces of wood for fun. Over time, then, the world of handicrafts became more and more captivating to me.
My father has always been my teacher. Every day I learn new lessons from him, but the most valuable teaching is to ‘steal with my eyes,’ as when as a child, while cleaning frames in the workshop, I watched him at work: his positions, how he held his hands, how he spread the plaster and how he applied the gold leaf. I love every single step, but if I had to choose one it would be the frame carving part. My father framed works by artists like Leonardo and Titian. For my part, this summer I had the honor of making a frame for a painting by Felice Casorati.