WORKSHOP WALKABOUT. Virtual visit to three bottegas

21 April 2022
Event e-streamed curated by 'Creative People in Florence', 6pm


International artisans share their take on the neighbourhood's age-old practices and modern-day flair. 'Creative People in Florence' founders Sara Amrhein and Anna Rose will lead this 3-pronged virtual studio visit. Tucked inside a medieval tower-building, just off the Ponte Vecchio, we'll find Joy Franklin's jewellery studio, 'A Thousand Joys'. The artisan's love of historic ornament and ancient cultures gives rise to contemporary pieces in gold, silver and precious stones. Italian-Canadian artisan Erin Ciulla will discuss traditional bookbinding tools and techniques, and tell the story of how she became owner of the historic workshop, Il Torchio. From the Oltrarno, we'll move to the Tuscan countryside and the private studio of Scottish potter Kirstie Mathieson, specialised in wheel work and slabbing techniques. For information: creativepeopleinflorence@gmail.com


This event is part of the Oltrarno Gaze 2022 programme calender organised by Il Palmerino and The British Institute of Florence, with a grant from the AWA Legacy Fund.