Timeless techniques of the ancient world integrated with modern technology
Giancarlo Calicchia - From the ancient quarries of Carrara to the most advanced bronze and glass casting facilities I’ve worked directly with the finest craftsmen in the world in my chosen fields of stone, wood, bronze, glass, mosaic, ceramic and oils. A background of traditional techniques and classical training has enabled a spiritual and psychological fluidity in the concepts and approaches that guide my work. The timeless techniques of the ancient world integrated into the powerful technologies developed so dramatically during the last few decades have given me the tools and the inspiration to create new worlds on very sound foundations that will withstand the ravages of time and exalt our humble limitations.
Calicchia Sculpture & Design Studios is a full production studio specializing in sculpture, public art and design. Founded by Giancarlo Calicchia artist, master sculptor and founder of Calicchia Stone Industries Inc. (one of the largest architectural stone suppliers, designer and installers in the country, with offices and fabrication facilities in Cleveland, Verona, Carrara, Italy and Caracas, Venezuela.) Giancarlo completed major landmark projects in Tower City, Ritz Carleton, Hanna Building and many more throughout the world.
Recently (January 2010) CSDStudios have completed a restoration and conversion of a 1920’s Neo-Classical bank building into a high-end restaurant Dante, designing the interior and creating artwork that includes a 16 by 12 foot wall mosaic made of stone, cast glass, bone and ceramics. This project also included chandeliers, wall sconces and stained glass doors.
Currently CSDStudios is completing the design of Ginko Sushi Restaurant. A unique one of a kind "Falling Waterfall" sushi bar is one of the main features of this restaurant.
Giancarlo Calicchia recently finished a project designing and installing a series of granite sculptures placed on a ½ acre sculpture garden at Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio. The Public Artworks titled “The Witnesses” are made up of 5 massive granite pieces.
On June, 2011, another public art commission at the University of Miami in Oxford, Ohio was installed. The sculpture is a 26 foot long 7 foot high glass screen titled “The Screens of Afflatus” These 2 screens will be the focal point and icon for Miami University’s new Laws Hall Library.
Giancarlo Calicchia (C) 2012