ITALY

MARINA DI CARRARA

STUDIO AMA, MARINA DI CARRARA, TUSCANY

MARBLE WORKSHOP

The workshop starts on September 11 – 2017.

Sculptors Anna Löwdin (www.annalowdin.se) and Sergio Perea (www.sergiopereajerez.se), Uppsala, Sweden, lead the two weeks long workshop.

For the past 22 years, Global Stone Workshop® has organized 86 gatherings at STUDIO  AMA which runs a nice, spacious, well-equipped studio, located 300 meters from the sea and with a view of the Carrara marble quarries.

STUDIO AMA  specializes in handcrafting all kinds of marble objects, such as copies of antique and modern statues, architectural details, fountains, etc. There is hardly a need to highlight the usefulness of such an environment for all those sculptors who wish to improve their technical skills.

About Marina di Carrara

Marina di Carrara is located in the region of Tuscany, 110 km from Florence, 50 km from Pisa and 40 km from Lucca. This means that there are innumerable opportunities for excursions and visits to national parks and historic towns, a fact that those who want to sculpt without haste may find a bit stressful.

With the sea nearby and temperate weather even in the summer, it is an ideal place to alternate work with life on the beach.

Carrara is the site of the most active stone market in the world. There are over 300 medium and large businesses engaged in the quarrying, processing and marketing of all kinds of stone with a commercial value.

The Workshop

The workshop fee is 360€ for a six days working week and includes a sculpting space at Studio Ama and a single room accommodation at Albergo Turimar, in Marina di Massa, 2,5km from the stone yard.

The workspace is ample and flexible and there is a sincere desire to meet the needs of the participants. The workshop fee includes a medium-size block of marble per week.

Artists are required to bring their own tools. In the proximity of the studio there are two dealers who sell good quality machines and tools for working marble at reasonable prices.

ATTENTION!

At Global Stone Workshop/ Studio Ama you rent an individual working space of 4 m2. Global Stone Workshop/ Studio Ama have no responsibility whatsoever for accidents that may occur during your working time… you sculpt at your own risk. You are also responsible for damages you might cause others. Buy a Personal Accident Insurance in your own country… if you don’t have one already.