Sandstone artisanship

Place:

42026 Canossa

Activity:

Activity: Stone beating

Products:

Typical products
Artistic and artisan products

Historical Origins:

Historical origins The tradition of stone beating has ancient origins. Here is the only active school of stone operating officially in the provinces of Reggio Emilia, Parma, and Modena.

Testimonials:

Background information
Sandstone sculpture has distant origins. Among the most illustrious masters Wiligelmo can be cited, a sculptor who worked in the service of the countess Matilde, creating works of fundamental importance in western art. The local artists/artisans recall in their works the mediaeval motives and forms of this great artist.

Typical techniques:

Typical techniques
The typical technique is the almost exclusively manual beating and sculpting of local sandstone, taken from he that area by the followers of this "small" art.

Companies:

- Vasco Bolondi, Ciano d'Enza, Ph. 0522/878051;
- Germano Musi, location Vico di Ciano d'Enza, Ph. 0522/878113

Municipality:

CANOSSA
Piazza Matteotti, 28 - loc. Ciano d'Enza, 42026 Canossa (RE)
0522 248411, 0522 248450
urp@comune.canossa.re.it 
www.comune.canossa.re.it

Last update: December 12, 2023