The wood sculptor
Continuing through the characteristic little streets of this neighborhood, we arrive at a different type of wood restorer.
His space is open to visitors, so even though he may not speak much English he is happy to have you to pop your head in and have a look at what he does. He works mostly on small sculptures, often for antique stores or private commissions.
You may see work in the sculpture phase, or perhaps being gold-gilded or prepared for gilding with a brick-red colored substance. He is one of those artisans that has found it difficult to find an apprentice to continue his workshop. When he retires--which will not be too far away--what will become of this beautiful workshop and these precious traditions?
Navigation Note: The wood sculptor has no name outside, but can be found next door to POI #4 below (Via Velluti 10r) at no. 8r. The wood sculptor's is simply a studio with no name on the door, but you can clearly see when you walk past that it is a wood sculptor's studio--one of the joys of wandering in this area. Also, this is set in a very tiny, narrow alleyway, so you should not miss it. Across the road at no. 19r are a pair of furniture restorers too.