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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Paolo Olbi

Thoughts worth committing to paper deserve Paolo Olbi’s keepsake books, albums and stationery, whose fans include Hollywood actors and NYC mayors (ask to see the guestbook). Ordinary journals can't compare to Olbi o…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Cannaregio

Ca' Macana Atelier

Resist buying inferior mass-produced Carnevale masks until you've checked out the traditionally made papier-mâché and leather masks at this long-established shop, with a workshop right at its heart. The steampunk ra…
Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Ca’ Macana

Glimpse the talents behind the Venetian Carnevale masks that impressed Stanley Kubrick so much he ordered several for his final film Eyes Wide Shut. Choose your papier-mâché persona from the selection of coquettish …
Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Le Fórcole di Saverio Pastor

Only one thing in the world actually moves like Jagger: Mick Jagger's bespoke fórcola, hand-carved by Saverio Pastor. Each forked wooden gondola oarlock is individually designed to match a gondolier’s height, weight…
Arts & Crafts in San Polo & Santa Croce

Alberto Sarria

Go Gaga or channel Casanova at this atelier, dedicated to the art of masquerade for over 30 years. Sarria's commedia dell'arte masks are worn by theatre companies from Argentina to Osaka – ominous burnished black le…
Arts & Crafts in San Polo & Santa Croce

Veneziastampa

Mornings are best to catch the 1930s Heidelberg machine in action, but whenever you arrive, you'll find mementos hot off the proverbial press. Veneziastampa recalls more elegant times, when postcards were gorgeously…
Arts & Crafts in San Polo & Santa Croce

Franco Furlanetto

Masks and violins inspire Franco’s designs for forcole (gondola oarlocks) and remi (oars), hand-carved on-site from blocks of walnut, cherry and pear wood. There’s a science to each creation, perfectly weighted and …
Arts & Crafts in San Polo & Santa Croce

Paperoowl

Stefania Giannici’s nimble fingers have been practising origami since she was four years old. Now a master of her craft, she folds, prints, rolls and weaves an extraordinary array of paper artworks, ranging from Jap…
Arts & Crafts in San Polo & Santa Croce

Murra

Hot copper and extremely careful handling are the secrets to the embossed leather designs gracing journals, handbags and wallets in artisan Raffaella Murra’s atelier. Choose from unique jewellery pieces, satchels de…
Arts & Crafts in San Polo & Santa Croce

Cárte

Venice's shimmering lagoon echoes in marbled-paper earrings and artist's portfolios, thanks to the steady hands and restless imagination of carta marmorizzata (marbled-paper) maestra Rosanna Corrò. After years resto…