Roberto Lucchinetti: The Craftsman of Valchiavenna
I guess many of you know me or maybe don't know anything about me, I'll try then, to tell my story hoping that you don't get bored.
My name is pietra ollare, as it is used mainly for construction of the jars, but my scientific name '"green stone Chiavenna (talcoscisto). 'Cause I can easily recognize,' I'll tell you 'that is a stone of fine-grained, gray-green and has small black and white veins.Moreover, they are quite delicate and I like to be treated with care.
I love living in Valchiavenna Piuro and especially where there are traces of the old me. Piuro I just moved my first steps. Do I have a lot to this lovely village was once inhabited by noble ladies and gentlemen to be used to decorate their palaces. One of them 'still exists and can be visited. This is the palace-Vertemate Franks escaped the disastrous landslide that September 4, 1618 down from a hill above the village (Mont Account) buried him '.
I became famous and sought after all over Europe especially for jars intended for cooking food (Laveggi) and their conservation (fÜragn). Everything 'is due to my property', as I have the power to enhance the taste of foods and to neutralize the poisons that may be present in the same, to the lack of pottery became more and more 'difficult to import from Africa because of the wars who fought on the Mediterranean during the '400.
As of this date, then, my room became international importance, I began to travel the world far and wide, staying at the most 'prestigious European courts, but I've always felt deeply connected to my origins, to Piuro , the craftsmen who, with patience and sacrifice I have known how to work transformed into objects fields.
When the unhappy lot as far back as 1618 strikes' on Piuro I was appalled. Many artisans were killed. Others came but it was no longer 'the same. Since 1866, I fell into obscurity partly as a result of competition of the metal pans. My big moment and 'maybe the past but I'm ready to start again. My hope now and 'placed in a young piurese that with great skill and determination' is dedicated to my work with the traditional method. With what 'he bears witness to a glorious past that belongs to us. I do hope that the company continues with the lone champion our success as a sign of history.
We work with an eye on the environment, thus using almost entirely renewable energy in our studio.