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.