Ali Matteini

a life creative

June Meet the Maker 16

June 16 Workspace I work with fellow artist and jewellery maker, Monika Martellini, in a studio in the medieval centre of Santa Fiora, in Southern Tuscany. It’s light and airy, … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

mARTedì: a forest of birch

I completed “Le Betulle” in early April this year but it has taken until this week to dry completely…yellow pigment in everything from oil, ink and polymer clay is a … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · 2 Comments

Tours Truly, Tuscany and The Printmaking Sisters

In conjunction with Anne-Maree, my friend of 20 years, we have fledged our Italo-Australian company, Tours Truly, Tuscany. We invite artists and writers from Australia to come and teach in … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ch-Ch-Changes

Studio Updates Up until the mountain winter thwarted studio work efforts (and instilled in me the desire to hibernate), I’d had a lot of commissions in a short space of time and … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 6 Comments

Lives Creative – Elena Gandolfo, Artisan Soaps

Elena of LiberaMente, Santa Fiora, makes artisan soaps from locally sourced natural ingredients. Her philosophy is one of keeping as close to nature, tradition, the seasons and locality as possible, … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Updates from the studio in Santa Fiora

The physical studio itself has gone from this crowded and dim space in the apartment [a.k.a. The Garret] to this gloriously light-filled space, which I’ll be sharing with a couple of … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

My Cucina Toscana: Castagnaccio Recipe

I’ve waxed lyrical about the humble chestnut of Monte Amiata in past posts. I’m probably a little obsessed by them, given that I hail from the antipodes where a good chestnut is few … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

A life creative, in full swing

August 12, 2015 marked my third year of living in southern Tuscany.   It’s not all been sunflowers, there’s been some downright, far out testing times. But Life, some time … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sharp and Dry, High and Flat

I’ve just returned from England for the second time this month, this time for a funeral, that of my grandmother Irene, the very last of the almighty grannies to go. Three … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 6 Comments

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