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©Pierluigi Prata
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Pierluigi Prata

Pierluigi Prata Coppersmith
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00/14:30 - 18:00
Phone:
+39 3385032612
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Characterful creations

  • • Pierluigi represents the third generation
  • • He learned his skills from his grandfather
  • • He finds iron soft and malleable to work

Pierluigi Prata's first living memory of metal work is of his grandfather working and shaping iron. He always has him at the back of his mind. He was just a child when he first began helping 'nonno' Antonio in his workshop. He still remembers his grandfather’s calloused hands. Pierluigi likes recalling the fact that nonno Antonio “liked being a blacksmith because he felt it was a male craft, strong”, when working and shaping a raw material, he found it empowering. His grandfather passed on to Pierluigi the love for the craft and the ability to see the softness of iron, a material known for its strength and hardness. It was the way his grandfather used to mould the iron that made it seem soft.

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Works

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  • ©Pierluigi Prata
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Photo: ©Pierluigi Prata
Parapet of a staircase

This parapet is forged from wrought iron with hand worked curls and scrolls. The parapet is 3 metres wide and 1 metre high.

Height 100 cm
Width 300 cm

Photo: ©Pierluigi Prata
Frame

This frame is forged from wrought iron and holds an image of the Madonna. The iron features branches and floral garlands.

Height 70 cm
Width 70 cm

Photo: ©Pierluigi Prata
Lamp

This wrought iron wall light features curls and ornamental scrolls. The hand forged light is 65cm high and 49cm wide.

Height 65 cm
Width 49 cm

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