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Ciao Pietrasanta

Ciao Pietrasanta Quickly, I am putting all my things together this morning, I could not bare thinking about leaving last night…the train leaves Pietrasanta at 8am. I just about manage to fill the last bits of space in my bag with freshly baked pizza for my family....

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Pietrasanta day 7

Pietrasanta day 7 So, this is really my last day working here for now. By now I am certain I want to come back one way or another to work here, life here for some time. Going to the workshop has become a routine, I am glad I was able to focus in on some work and that...

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Pietrasanta day 6

Pietrasanta day 6 Today is a blur, I am not sleeping well, nothing to do with last nights cocktail! Mosquitos seem to like me for their midnight feast, my legs are swollen for evidence. It does not stop me in my track to push on with the carving, I am sure several...

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Pietrasanta day 5

Pietrasanta day 5 Starting with a walk up the hill to the walls of the ‘fort’, from here the view is stunning, I am waiting for the sun to ‘lick’ the horizon in a secret and yet noticeable way when looking away for some minutes..I am fascinated by this..when do we...

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Pietrasanta day 4

10th September, Pietrasanta I am staying in Pietrasanta, life here starts to feel a bit more familiar, the owners of the ‘Caffe al Teatro’ know which coffee I want, the woman in the bakery recognises me, and the smell of freshly baked bread at 4.30am woke me up before...

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Pietrasanta day 3

9th September, Seravezza Today I took myself on a bike to Seravezza, a town not far from Pietrasanta towards the Apuan Alps. I am looking up at these mountains and think what efforts Michaelangelo must have undergone to shift marble, it is sheer unbelievable!! Being a...

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Pietrasanta day 2

8th September, Pietrasanta On Saturday I made sense of my visit when I met Christian Lange sculptor and artisan on the same site as the Stagetti Marble Studio. studiostagetti.com Christian and I made contact before my arrival and figured that we grew up some villages...

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Pietrasanta day 1

Why did I come here? I guess to experience some history of stone carving and this can certainly be seen round every corner..courtyards open up to marble carving workshops, every little street has several ‘galerias’ selling accessible work..a living is made.

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Holocene

Ann-Margreth Bohl’s sculpture Holocene, at the RHS Show Garden, Chatsworth House, 6-10 June 2018. Visitors to this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Show Garden at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, will witness a highly unusual event. A monumental stone...

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Lumen

The play of light and shadow is a recurring theme in Ann-Margreth Bohl’s sculptures. Lumen (the name comes from the standard unit for measuring light) was inspired by two recent journeys. The first was to Portland in Dorset, where Ann-Margreth first began...

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