Welcome to the ARTISAN platform for young craftsmen interested in the art of restoration. Our particular focus is on woodwork renovation but we are open to contributions from other fields in which art means mastery of skills.
See and discuss what we consider good practice in this field
Meetings, study visits, seminars
During the Study Visit in Florence, the students will have the opportunity to admire several renovated doors like this one...
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We are preparing study visit for ARTISAN students. At the end of April we will be in Florence - the world capital of art and artisans. http://vimeo.com/73301195
See this beautiful and resourceful site on the art of restoration Their Facebook page is a good starting point for explorations of various cultural heritage and arts venues around the world
Look at this wooden shutter before and after the intervention of the restorer. It's amazing how is possible to give new life and appearance to objects badly ruined by the time and atmospheric agents.
A good example of ceiling restoration. In the pictures, a coffered ceiling in pine with several layers of lime, before restoration and after. What a nice work!
There are many front doors in Florence renovated (maybe just preserved?) this way – in natural color, without cover painting. I think it is a best way of restoring and presenting wooden things.
We encourage all young artisans working with wood to consider participation in this competition Registration is still open
And this is another workshop we very much hope to see and work at at our study visit in Florence. They specialise in wooden frames and gilding have a look at their site here
This is the place where we plan the study visit in Florence. Explore their site to see how much they have to offer in terms of training in the art of restoration of cultural heritage.