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
Alab’Arte; Giorgio Finazzo, 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. Renzo Gazzanelli_05 April
Renzo Gazzanelli, 05 April 2017

09. Aulo Grandoli Il Pupo_22 March
Aulo Grandoli „Il Pupo“, 22 March 2017

10. Roberto Chiti_21 March
Alab’Arte; Roberto Chiti, 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
Artieri dell’Alabastro; Stefano Simoncini, 29 March 2017

14. Artieri dell’Alabastro, Omero Cerone_30 March
Artieri dell’Alabastro; Omero Cerone, 30 March 2017

15. Giorgio Cigna_27 March
Giorgio Cigna, 27 March 2017

16. Federico Pruneti_24 April
Federico Pruneti, 24 April 2017

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

18. Daniele Boldrini_28 March
Daniele Boldrini, 28 March 2017

19. Alabastro Bianchi, Roberto Bianchi_24 April
Alabastro Bianchi; Roberto 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. Artimino Giusti_22 April
Artimino Giusti, 22 April 2017

23. Giuseppe Famiglietti_26 April
Giuseppe Famiglietti, 26 April 2017

24. Elisa Grandoli_24 April
Elisa Grandoli, 24 April 2017

25. Alabastro Rossi; 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