Antonio Maria Storch

ORO BIANCO The Alabaster Artists of Volterra

My photographic project ORO BIANCO —White Gold—
is dedicated to the heart of Volterra: the artisan craftwork of the alabastrai.

Between February and May  2017 I went to see the alabastrai in their workshops
and photographed them. In a more and more intense way, I discovered their spaces
and their working process, the relationship between man and material, between
artisan and alabaster. Observing and photographing I understood which science
there is, which tradition, which virtuosity, which skill.
The knowledge of the alabaster and the art of its workmanship, I realized, is a treasure. 
Delight of making, passion and love are contained in it.

01. Alab’Arte_10 February
Alab’Arte, 10 February 2017

02. Velio Grandoli_14 March
Situation of the workshop of Velio Grandoli, 14 March 2017

03. Alabastro Rossi_28 March
Alabastro Rossi, 28 March 2017

04. Alab’Arte, Giorgio Finazzo_10 February
Giorgio Finazzo
Alab’Arte, 10 February 2017

05. Aldo Giudici_27 March
Aldo Giudici
27 March 2017

06. Velio Grandoli_14 March
Velio Grandoli
14 March 2017

07. Alessandro Marzetti_05 May
Alessandro Marzetti
05 May 2017

08. Aulo Grandoli Il Pupo, 22 March
Aulo Grandoli „Il Pupo“
22 March 2017

10. Roberto Chiti_21 March
Roberto Chiti
Alab’Arte, 21 March 2017

11. Marco Ricciardi_23 March
Marco Ricciardi
23 March 2017

12. Mauro Gregoretti_29 March
Detail in the workshop of Mauro Gregoretti, 29 March 2017

13. Artieri dell’Alabastro, Stefano Simoncini_29 March
Stefano Simoncini
Artieri dell’Alabastro, 29 March 2017

13. Giorgio Cigna, 27 March
Giorgio Cigna
27 March 2017

14. Federico Pruneti, 24 April
Federico Pruneti
24 April 2017

15. Elisa Grandoli, 24 April
Elisa Grandoli
24 April 2017

16. Artieri dell’Alabastro; Omero Cerone, 30 March
Omero Cerone
Artieri dell’Alabastro, 30 March 2017

17. Alabastro Bianchi, Andrea Burgassi_24 April
Andrea Burgassi
Alabastro Bianchi, 24 April 2017

18. Daniele Boldrini_28 March
Daniele Boldrini
28 March 2017

19. Alabastro Bianchi, Roberto Bianchi_24 April
Roberto Bianchi
Alabastro Bianchi, 24 April 2017

20. Mauro Gregoretti_29 March
Mauro Gregoretti
29 March 2017

21. Giuliano Ducceschi_05 April
Giuliano Ducceschi
05 April 2017

22. Renzo Gazzanelli, 05 April
Renzo Gazzanelli
05 April 2017

23. Artimino Giusti, 22 April
Artimino Giusti
22 April 2017

24. Giuseppe Famiglietti, 26 April
Giuseppe Famiglietti
26 April 2017

25. Alabastro Rossi _ A sculpture by Carlo Lazzeri, 28 March
Alabastro Rossi _ A sculpture by Carlo Lazzeri, 28 March 2017

26. Oro bianco; the alabaster cavern of Alabastro Bianchi, 20 June
Oro bianco
The alabaster cavern of Alabastro Bianchi, 20 June 2017