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TOP-QUALITY
FIRST QUALITY RAW MATERIALS

Wood is one of the most beautiful, precious and elegant materials thanks to its natural warmth and its steady change: the grains are worth mentioning because the wood breathes, lives, and enhances its quality as time goes by. Wood is appreciated in every part of the World and it is given different adjectives: warm, natural, beautiful and elegant, relaxing and healthy, cheerful.The wood we use is carefully selected and is of top-rate quality. The selected wood is naturally drained before being sculpted. In our workshops we use prestigious woods like pine wood and lime wood as soft woods and oak, walnut, chestnut and mahogany as hard woods.

Bronze is a beautiful and solemn material, majestic, but motionless. Bronze is sensitive to light so that it creates space with the game of the reflection of the light. Bronze is appreciated, because many types of bronze alloys have the characteristic to expand before solidifying, filling every minimal empty space of the mould. This allows a viewer to recognize every single detail of the artist’s work. Bronze is used to designate alloys of copper with zinc, pewter and sometimes other smaller components. The bronze we use is first quality bronze.

 

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QUALITY TRADEMARK OF THE WOODEN SCULPTURE

The trademark for wooden sculptures produced exclusively and entirely by hand.

In order to protect the sculptors of woodcarvings, which are exclusively produced by hand, the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano has decided to certify the genuineness of this procedure. This certification is made in two successive stages: a trademark, duly registered, is attached to the object, and a certificate is issued declaring that it is entirely and exclusively hand-made.

The trademark, which must be claimed, consists of a metal disc, bearing the inscription “ENTIRELY HAND-CARVED”.
The application of the trademark is done by an expert chosen by the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano. After the work has been completed and carefully examined, the expert issues the certificate, which is an official document of the Chamber of Commerce, numbered progressively and containing all the information necessary for the unmistakable identification of the woodcarving.

 

WHY

PRO

Quality:
Since its founding, the Art Studio has maintained a mission to preserve the beauty and vitality of the sculpted works.

Tradition und References:
Our long tradition has great value and is at the base of the work we still carry out: the past helps us to avoid mistakes. We are also sure that the given references give you trust.

Guarantee:
The Art Studio gives you a guarantee of 5 years in case of natural decay (examples: color damage or clefts in the material). We do not cover theft, fire, or mistreatment.

Flexibility:
The Art Studio has been working with hundreds of Churches in every part of the World. It wants to satisfy the special needs Churches can have. We don’t just offer you flexibility from us and our collaborators: we also offer you flexibility of payment. You can gladly buy on installments with 0% interest rate.

Professional Assistance:
All our collaborators have a professional diploma in addition to their years of experience. Additionally the Customer has the advantage to be assisted and advised in technical terminology in three languages: English, Italian and German.


CONTRA

Trust:
If you had more confidence in another studio or woodcarver, we can’t stop you: the trust in the Artist is one of the most important pieces in the Art mosaic.

Price:
Like the quality, the Price also has its explanations. Guaranteeing an incontestable quality and the use of first class material, our Price can in some cases overstep the competitor’s Price. If the competitors give you the same warranty and inspires you the same trust at a cheaper Price, we don’t want to oppose. Don’t forget that the Price reflects the value of the work, which increases year for year.

Syntony:
Don’t take us into consideration, if we weren’t able to be in syntony with your wishes or to satisfy your needs.

 

THE ART OF WOODCARVING IN VAL GARDENA

In the Dolomites, not far from the Brenner Pass in Northern Italy, lies the Gardena Valley. Its inhabitants are Ladin speakers, and, apart from the surpassing beauty of the surroundings and its unique regional and linguistic characteristics, this valley has a 300-year-old tradition in the art of woodcarving.
Because of the rough climate the soil of the valley yielded its inhabitants a scanty livelihood, and so, the for the most part numerous families saw themselves in need of other sources of support. Woodcarvers have been at work in the valley since the fifteenth century.
Forests surround the valley and its stone pines provide the carvers with their principal material. From scarcely inch-high figures to statues larger than life-size, all come easily to the practiced hand of the Gardena carver, whose heartfelt fervor and conviction bears witness to deep religious feeling.

Nowadays, sculptures which are entirely and exclusively hand-carved are classified, get the trademark for wooden sculptures produced exclusively and entirely by hand by the experts of the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano (Italy), which guarantees the authenticity of the creations.
This trademark also informs customers about the authenticity of the work and about the difference between unique creations and industrial wooden figures, which are mass-produced on a pantograph milling machine.

 

THE WOODCARVING GLOSSARY

THE CREATION OF A WOODCARVING

 

CUSTOM MADE (HAND-MADE) VS. PRODUCED ON PANTOGRAPH

Recognize the difference between unique creations and products from the pantograph

To see the difference doesn’t seem to be too hard– but in fact it is. Nowadays, through advanced technology, it is hard for people who don’t know the first thing about it. It is difficult to judge if a sculpture is entirely hand-carved (so it is unique) or produced on a pantograph milling machine (there are plenty of identical ones).
Firms or shops should always give their customers advice on how a sculpture is carved. Dear Customer, always remember to ascertain the origin of the woodcarving; e.g. the used method (hand or machine) and ask for the certificate in case you bought a sculpture exclusively carved by hand.

Ours is a creation, not a production of woodcarvings.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUFLESSER REFERENCES
We hope that this list of references can additionally raise the trust in us. The Studio has realised several works, such as Altars, Statues and more also in:
Rome (Italy),
Bendigo (Australia),
Manizales (Colombia).
Dacca (India),
Drempt (Netherlands),
Jerusalem (Israel),
Istanbul (Turkey),
Kula-Maui (Hawaii),
Lodz (Poland)
Miami (United States of America),
Natal (South Africa),
Olomouc (Czech Republic),
Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina),
Teganfu (China),
Timisoara (Romania),
Vienna (Austria).

 

Church Size Statues and Altars

ALTARS CHURCH INTERIORS

Cribs / Nativity Scenes / Church Statues

Crucifixion Groups and Church Interiors

CHURCH STATUES

Stations of the Cross

ULTIMATE CHURCH INTERIORS

Lecterns / Ambos / Podiums

CHURCH RESTORATION AND RENOVATION WORKS

HISTORY AND TRADITION - The Stuflesser Family

BRONZE WORKS

FIRST QUALITY RAW MATERIALS

EXPOSITION DEPARTMENT - ARCHIVE

AWARDS - PriceS AND HONOURINGS

CARDINAL ANGELO BAGNASCO'S VISIT

THE HOLY FATHER AND THE STUFLESSER ALTAR

CARDINAL TARCISIO BERTONE'S VISIT

BRONZE WORKS

THE EVOLUTION OF THE LOGO OF THE ART STUDIO

THE CREATION OF A WOODCARVING

THE WOODCARVING GLOSSARY

HOW CUSTOM STATUES AND ALTAR DESIGNS ARE CREATED

References

Main Page of Custom Statues

 


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All work executed in studio workshops according to sketches and models prepared by studio is hand carved and protected by law internationally and in Italy. Imitations are thus precluded.

 

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