Born in Florence, Tuscany, Fabrizio Acquafresca is the 17th generation of this family dedicated to the arts. At the age of 13 he began learning the craft in his uncle’s workshop.
A famous Florentine silver artisan, Brandimart (uncle “Brandi”) with love and strength, taught Acquafresca the high quality of silver craftsmanship. Acquafresca learned all the stages, from fusion to soldering and from polishing to chasing. It was mainly in chasing and repoussé that he expressed his artistic skill at the highest level.
Acquafresca completed a large number of both chased silver, graphic art and painting shows. One of the most important was his 1995 presence at “Pavarotti & Friend International,” where he successfully showed his works. Most recently he has completed important commissions for the Vatican and the made the grand prize for the winner of the famed Palio di Siena, a horserace in Siena dating back to Medieval times.
Today, after 34 years as if by destiny, Acquafresca is considered a Maestro (Master) in the art of chasing. Maestro is the Italian word given to those distinguished by their superior skills and creativity from other craftsman. In addition, the master craftsman is the person who is dedicated to transmit knowledge of the trade, to ensure that the technical know-how of the craftsman is not lost. Il Maestro Acquafresca is creating his own work, shares his knowledge and skills by organizing workshops all around the world and collaborate with artist Andrea Castillo designer and goldsmith in JEWEL LAB www.jewel-lab.com
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