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Roberto Giordani

Roberto Giordani

Demonstration Class

Roberto will lead a two-day class titled, “The Metal Metamorphosis.“ This class will focus on Roberto’s interpretation of Angelo Bartolucci's classic techniques of forging objects from one piece, and also the tools used to do this. In addition, he will execute a contemporary piece of his own design in a separate demonstration.

Although this class will be limited to a small selection of students over the two days, spectators will surely learn important modern techniques while observing Girodani's instruction. Since the project is advanced, participant sign up will be on a first come first serve basis vetted based on skill level.

Roberto Giordani was born in Cesena on June 1st 1967.

He is a second generation blacksmith who has studied and worked with many of Europe’s leading Artist blacksmiths. They include Toni Benetton, Alfred Habermann, Angelo Bartolucci, and Claudio Bottero.

He has demonstrated and taught at The Claudio Botterio School in Staia, Italy; Forja Viva in Barcelona Spain; the California Blacksmith Association; and the Northwest Blacksmith Association. Roberto's sculpture has been shown all over the world: the Czech Republic, the United States, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Morocco, Germany, and in many Italian cities.

Roberto’s Studio is on a hilltop overlooking the valleys of Romagna, Italy where he pursues his own work focusing on contemporary sculpture and design. He also founded the Arts Factory, an international school that invites artist and craftsmen of many disciplines to come to his studio and teach both traditional and modern techniques. 

Listen to the Podcast Interview on BlacksmitHer Radio with Roberto Giordani

 

 

 

The ABANA Project

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The sculpture drawing project is called STEELHEAD. This sculpture is presented in the form of skeleton. Roberto was inspired by the Steelhead fish from the pacific coast, and will be present it with plastic elements inside of it as a 'symbol against pollution' of the sea.

The approximate measurements:  130 cm long (4.27 feet) x 50 cm high (19.70 inches), 30 cm deep (11.80 inches).

Three ABANA registrants will be selected as assistants and will accompany Roberto in this workshop style project.

Roberto Giordani was born in Cesena, Italy on June 1st 1967. He is a second generation blacksmith who has studied the technics and worked with many of Europe’s leading Artist blacksmiths. They include Toni Benetton, Alfred Habermann, Angelo Bartolucci, and Claudio Bottero.

He has demonstrated and taught at The Claudio Bottero School in Stia, Italy; Forja Viva in Barcelona Spain; the California Blacksmith Association; and the Northwest Blacksmith Association in Oregon. Roberto's sculpture has been shown all over the world: the Czech Republic, the United States, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Morocco, Germany, and in many Italian cities. Roberto’s Studio is on a hilltop overlooking the valleys of Romagna, Italy where he pursues his own work focusing on contemporary sculpture and design. He also founded the Arts Factory, an international school that invites artist and craftsmen of many disciplines to come to his studio and teach both traditional and modern techniques.

SHORT CHRONOLOGY

2015 Mount Hood, USA. Teaching at C.B.A (California and Oregon Blacksmith Association).

2014 Anchiari (Tuscany), Personal exhibition.

2013 Sansepolcro (Tuscany). “Plasticity Iron”, personal exhibition at Franco Alessandrini Gallery.

2013 Bagno di Romagna. From iron to art”, personal exhibition at Palazzo del Capitano.

2012 Cesena. “Metamorphosis of metal”. Personal exhibition at Palazzo del Ridotto modern art gallery.

2012 Kolbermoor, Germany, “Iron Modern Sculptures”, collective exhibit.

2012 Barcelona, Spain. Impromptu performance at Forja Viva.

2012 San Francisco, USA. Forging performance at the C.B.A. Spring Conference.

2011 Helfstyn Castle, Czech Republic. “Sculptured by Fire”, personal exhibition.

2010 Brussel, Belgium. “Feu & Fer”, personal exhibition.

2006 Helfstyn Forum, Czech Republic. “Energies Meeting”, public performance.

2006 Kiruna, Sweden. Ice Sculpture at the Kiruna Snow Festival (“Meteor”, third prize).

2005 Stia (Tuscany), Forging performance contest, 1st prize.

2004 Chefchaouen, Morocco. Teacher at “Forging Fundamentals” international training course.


PUBLICATIONS

  • “CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN SMITHS”, Antonello Rizzo, edited by Rizzo, 2015
  • “IL LETTO E DINTORNI”, Giuseppe Ciscato, edited by Alinea, 2000
  • “LA MAGIA DEL FERRO BATTUTO ITALIANO”, Giuseppe Ciscato, edited by Alinea
  • “METAL DESIGN International 2008”, Elgass Peter, edited by Hephaistos Jahrbuch, 2008
  • “SCULTURE, Roberto Giordani”, edited by Petruzzi, 2007
  • “FROM FIRE TO FORM “, Mathew S. Clarke, edited by Schiffer, 2008
  • “I MAESTRI ITALIANI DEL FERRO BATTUTO 2“, Giuseppe Ciscato, edited by Alinea, 2007
  • “DAMASCUS“, Emilio Albericci, Flavio Galizzi and Luca Pizzi, edited by Rizzo, 2010
  • www.giordaniscultura.it   
  • www.robertogiordani.com   
  • www.artsfactory.eu