Key Dates, Deadlines, and Info

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: February 10, 2017

Location: Tuscany, Italy
Workshop Dates: June 3, 2017 – July 1, 2017


About this Workshop

The Digital Stone Project (DSP) is a collaboration between artists, most of whom are in the United States, and Garfagnana Innovazione, and an Italian stone company who aims to revive the historical stone quarrying industry in Garfagnana, Tuscony. Using sustainable processes for extraction and in possession of the most high-tech stone carving technology, the company can offer artists, architects, and designers an amazing opportunity to realize projects which might be unimaginable using tradition carving methods.

The DSP was founded in 2005 by a group of sculptors who wanted to “create a new way of working in stone by leveraging the burgeoning digital technologies.” Their month-long workshops offer attendees an amazing opportunity to access the latest in stone-carving technology with the collaborative assistance of Garfagnana Innovazione’s creative engineers. No past experience in high tech fabrication is necessary, but for those with the background, the opportunity to script one’s own tool paths and logic for the equipment is there if you’re interested.

See the full workshop application information here

Here, the mill carefully carves the details of an intricate lace pattern which has been digitally mapped to the surface of the sculpture .

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