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Georg Demetz Pilat

Georg Demetz Pilat Woodcarver
Contact
Italian, German, Ladin
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3392099382
© Georg Demetz Pilat

The cribs maker

  • • Georg is continuing the family tradition of wood carving
  • • He lives in the wonderful Gardena Valley, in the Dolomites
  • • He carves the Swiss pine, “cirmolo”

Georg Demetz Pilat was born in 1962 in a family deeply rooted in the arts: his great-grandfather and his father were both woodcarvers. He is continuing the hundred-year-old family tradition of wood carving. "I never thought about doing anything else, I’m so happy when I work in my bottega: woodcarving for me is almost a hobby." After attending the Art Institute of Ortisei, he had the possibility of learning the trade from different master sculptors. In 1987, he completed the qualification of "maestro scultore” and since then he has worked in his own workshop in Ortisei, a village surrounded by steep Dolomite peaks with truly impressive views. He appreciates every day the quality of life that this business guarantees him. "If you are your own boss, you make your own hours," he says.

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Works

  • © Georg Demetz Pilat
  • © Georg Demetz Pilat
  • © Georg Demetz Pilat
  • © Georg Demetz Pilat
  • © Georg Demetz Pilat
Photo: © Georg Demetz Pilat
Three Musicians in the Street

This piece is hand sculpted in swiss pine. It expresses Georg's love for music as it depicts a group of three musicians playing and singing in the streets, as happens in many cities all around the world.

Height 26 cm
Width 36 cm

Photo: © Georg Demetz Pilat
Luis and Sefa

This sculpture is hand carved in swiss pine telling the story of Luis and Sefa, two old people who really lived in Ortisei. Sefa lived alone, in a house at the edge of the forest. She had a strong connection with nature and her face was marked by the passage of time. Luis’s house, where he lived alone, was very close to her. He used to come to the village to buy bread and wine: he used to like wine very much!

Height 25 cm
Width 34 cm

Photo: © Georg Demetz Pilat
Five Musicians in the Street

This hand carved sculpture is made out of swiss pine. It expresses Georg's love for music and depicts a group of three musicians playing and singing in the streets, as happens in many cities all around the world.

Height 25 cm
Width 60 cm

Photo: © Georg Demetz Pilat
Crib

This hand carved crib in swiss pine took three years to achieve. It was made for church in Cremona. Due to its size, it was carved in three different blocks and assembled on-site to facilitate transportation.

Height 85 cm
Width 180 cm

Photo: © Georg Demetz Pilat
Bowls

This hand carved sculpture in swiss pine depicts Georg and his family playing bowls during their holiday in the Marche region, on the seaside. Georg gave specific and funny facial expressions to each character.

Height 24 cm
Width 58 cm

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