We are a sculpture studio that for over 50 years collaborates with artists and sculptors to produce marble and granite sculpture of all dimensions. This can mean producing the entire sculpture from the provided model or assisting the sculptor by roughing out a work to save time or simply providing a cut block so that the artist is able to produce the work without our help other than crane maneuvers and shipping a finished work.
Several sculptors have made Studio Sem their base and retain a small personal studio space with us year round, while others stay for a month or two at a time. Since our space is limited we can offer a personal studio space to a few professional sculptors on a temporary basis. Spaces are granted to active professional sculptors executing their work to a very high standard. We are a family of artists and artisans that work closely together so it is important to all of us that the sculptors who work in the spaces are interested in continuing to learn and remain open to dialogue with all the other members of the studio. Artists must apply for a space by submitting a formal request.
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Pietrasanta is located on the northwest coast of Tuscany, 3 km from the beach and 30 km from the 1,200 mt summit of Mount Altissimo. Due to the proximity of the Carrara marble quarries, artisans have created marble sculpture and architectural ornament here for centuries. The town and surrounding territory offer an array of support industries and suppliers such as specialty tool shops, marble and granite suppliers, transporters, crane services, specialized machine shops, mold makers, clay enlargement studios, 7 bronze foundies and much more. It is a virtual paradise for the sculptor with proffesional support at every turn.
WE ARE MOVING TO CAMAIORE IN FEBRUARY 2016
It's just over the eastern city line of Pietrasanta and only 4.5 km down the road towards Camaiore. A new building with a gorgeous garden for exhibitions. See our latest blog post
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