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Laura Morelli

Artisan Rome

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Artisan Rome

Rome is nothing if not impressive. The scale and density of the city’s ancient monuments, Baroque architecture, and public works of art provide a feast for the eyes, but they also overshadow the city’s unjustly overlooked artisan workshops. Traditional workers of metal, marble, ceramic, glass, and other media are tucked into neighborhoods across the Eternal City. Memorable discoveries and a powerful, palpable connection to the past await those who take the time to discover these unsung masters. 

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The Art of Marble

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The Art of Marble

The material muse of artists from antiquity to today runs through the veins of Tuscany's gleaming white heart, the mountainous town of Carrara. Traditional arts expert Laura Morelli Phd describes why this area's status as the capital for marble is set in stone. 

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The Art of Intarsia

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The Art of Intarsia

Scholar of traditional arts Laura Morelli, Phd discusses the process and history of Sorrento's claim to excellence in Italian artisanship, the wood inlay technique of intarsia.

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Italian Metalworking

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Italian Metalworking

Traditional arts scholar Laura Morelli looks into the history of metalworking in Italy, from ancient methods to contemporary traditions.

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