The first edition of the Italian High Craftsmanship Fair in Venice concluded yesterday, on Sunday, October 1st, 2023, at the Arsenale, with an unexpectedly high record of visitors, totaling fifteen thousand in four days.

One hundred and four exhibitors, representing regions from the north to the south of Italy, brought to the lagoon their craftsmanship, cultural identity, and social heritage. The Tese delle Nappe was the heart of the exhibition, offering an experiential journey through diverse cultural expressions that showcased a wide range of crafts – from exquisite textiles to ceramics, from traditional goldsmithing to blown glass, as well as furniture, design objects, and much more – all of which have long been synonymous with “Made in Italy” worldwide. It was a showcase that highlighted the passion and meticulous care behind artisanal work and every crafted object.

Orsoni Venice 1888 aimed to showcase a piece of its furnace, featuring the iconic image of colored enamels from the Library of Colors, along with the work of master mosaicists Antonella and Ornella, who demonstrated to the public the cutting and creation of artistic mosaics and micro-mosaics.

Orsoni Mosaic Masterclass

The mosaic school is currently undergoing restoration. We anticipate the reopening in 2025. Once the program for the International Mosaic Masterclasses is available, it will be published on the website. 

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