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Grassi Pietre takes part to FIORI DI PIETRA

Grassi Pietre takes part to FIORI DI PIETRA ( Stone Flowers ) - Sculpture Competition for young students at  Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence organized by Pietre di Rapolano  in the beautiful scenery of Orti Dipinti , a community garden in the heart of Florence.

Here  an outdoor sculpture workshop will be held for three days, from the 28th  to the 30th  of April 2016. The students of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, coordinated by Professor of hard natural stones and  marbles  techniques Dr Francesco Roviello, will work some  blocks of  Vicenza stone supplied by Grassi Pietre, they will realize their works  armed with mallet, chisels and rasps as the tradition of stone cutters.

The workshop will be opened and can be visited during the weekend of 28th  and 29th  from 10am  to 6 pm, here  you can see the young  students working .. April 30th at 5:30pm  the award event will take place, during  the White Night organized by the Municipality of Florence.

The winner will be declared by a special commission composed by  the Academy of Fine Arts professors, architects and professionals working in the stone world . At the end of the day there will be a musical moment with a performance of "La Nuova Pippolese" a group of 20 instruments played with "Pippolos" (the pick, Florentine): guitars, mandolins and ukuleles that inherit the traditional Florentine song.


The event organized by Pietre di Rapolano  in collaboration with Grassi Pietre has as its objective the promotion of a fruitful exchange and values between schools and companies. To enhance the great skill, deep specialization and the artistic and traditional craftsmanship of our art schools and the students who attend them.

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