Creative Week with Elementary School kids.
Bienno’s children have spent two days of the week in the forge with our smiths, watching them work and creating little objects themselves, in order to learn the basics of iron smithing.
Bienno x Milan
Goldsmith students from Milan came to Bienno to experience a different kind of smithing: tutored by “CFP Zanardelli”‘s kids, they created crosses and iron flowers.
“Bienno’s cowbells throughout history”
The month of June has hosted smiths from Sardinia, who have exchanged techniques with Bienno’s smiths on forging cowbells.
Biennale internazionale di forgiatura al maglio
24 skilled teams from Belgium, England, Czech Republic and all of Italy have challenged each other in this biennial event.
The smiths proved their worth creating ironworks between “fantasy and reality” during the last weekend of May.
Artisans do it Better!
The title of this Erasmus+ Project says it all: 30 guys coming from 5 different countries explored the Camonica Valley from the 17th to the 24th of July.
They spent a morning in one of our forges with our loyal smiths, Giacomo and Piergiulio, who showed them the basics of forging, explained how a water-based maul works and let them try it themselves.
it’s safe to say they enjoyed their time, as they even invited the smiths to their dinner party!
Mostra Mercato di Bienno 2018
The 28th Edition of our beloved Mostra Mercato , titled “Signs and Stones” has welcomed both known and new artists to Bienno’s paths, squares and courtyards.
Despite the weather, the streets were crowded with fascinated people who took this chance to discover different arts, taste traditional foods and enjoy various kinds of shows.
The renovated forge called “la Parada” hosted artists from the two towns of Bienno, part of the “Valley of the Signs” and Matera, the “Land of Stones”.
For this occasion, these two UNESCO Sites started a twinning programme that will see its end next summer in the city of Matera, that will be the European Capital of Culture of 2019.