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Alabastro di Volterra
The art of carving alabaster began during the Etruscan Era. The extraordinary skill and creativity of this mysterious civilisation has been handed down through the centuries...
The use and care of Alabaster
We realize complete maintenance and restoration of antique alabaster objects. Alabaster artefacts require a little attention and care in their placement and cleaning...
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Volterra Alabaster

 

The two sides of a coin

Alabaster craftsmanship is a traditional craft typical and exclusive to the historical city of Volterra set in the heart of Tuscany. The art of carving alabaster began during the Etruscan Era. The extraordinary skill and creativity of this mysterious civilisation has been handed down through the centuries.
Alabaster is a soft, fragile stone that ultimately needs the versatile hand of an expert craftsman to bestow the form, vitality and shape. The workshops, forever clouded in a cloudy hue, are havens of artistic inspiration and creation. Each individual artisan express his own inventiveness, originality and uniqueness through his long laboured, intricate work which is also expression of this town culture.
Alabaster has a magical aura, for it can be transformed into almost any shape or form. Its fragility is as translucent as glass and just as delicate and ages as a living entity. The light and soft hues mutate according to where and how the stone is placed. The clear translucent quality of Scaglione and the golden luminosity of Agate gradually become more intense and warmer as time goes by. Finding an equilibrium between form and shape, fluidity and solidity, translucent and opaque is not a simple task.

 
  ALABASTRI LAVORATI ITALIANI di G. Bruci & C. snc
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 5/9 56048 Volterra (Pi) - Italy
Tel. +39 0588 86078 - Fax +39 0588 86521 - e-mail: info@alialabastro.it