June 10, 2009

I touched a masterpiece

In early November 2008 I have received an email from Pam Givens - the creator and owner of one of the leading mosaic forums - Contemporary Mosaic Art http://mosaicsandceramics.ning.com/ - inviting me to join the first workshop offered by the maestro Giluio Menossi. A week with the maestro starting May 31st, 2009. It left me breathless and anxious.
On Sunday evening, May 31st 2009, we - 8 mosaic artists, all ladies - met with Giulio Menossi and his wife in his studio for a welcome drink. Entering into his space, meeting him, seeing with my own two eyes the so familiar works... WOW !!! I touched every piece, let my fingers roll over every tile. Could you imagine...
Giulio told us that every piece of his 3D abstract contains a hidden animal and in an instance 8 ladies were sicking like children for the hidden creatures.
Words cannot describe the emotion and the thrill of spending so much time with the maestro. For the next 6 days Giulio dedicated his time to us. From as early as 8:30 in the morning to about 7:30 in the evening he was completely ours.
I set on his chair, I mess with his Smalti, and now I also own his hammer. What else can a girl ask...

Giulio working with Annette

Christina translating. What would we do without her.

12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful experience for you, Irit! I'm envious, but someday, perhaps I'll have such an opportunity. I look forward to hearing what you learned while you were there!

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  2. Sounds like a great experience, Irit. And what fun to hang out with Pam and Annette. Jane from flickr

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  3. It was indeed a great experience. I am still processing really.
    Jane, Pam and Annette were lots of fun. There were also Karin, Jacquie, Ruth, Christina, and Mary. Very bubbly herd.

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  4. Completley thrilling....I could feel your excitement as I read this!

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  5. Ohhhhhhh how exciting!! I want to hear more! Did you create anything in the class or start anything? That's very interesting about the hidden animals. I will have to go look more closely at his work!

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  6. Thank you Gila and Christine for taking the time to read and comment.

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  7. your experience and how you tell us is really moving, I can understand so much...

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  8. WOW! Lucky you! What an amazing experience.

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  9. I am very touched Irit, you express your experience so well! I feel very similar, if this can be compared. To have the opportunity to work with Giulio was a special and wonderful experience.

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  12. Irit...I hadn't read this before and I'm very moved...it was such a great time, so special to be in the studio with all those amazing pieces and to have Menossi's guidance, wisdom, perspective. I loved getting to know you. I'm looking forward to the next classes to see who will be there and what their experiences will be.

    http://www.menossimosaicschool.com

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