Did you know there is an elite Master Sculptor of Capodimonte living in Virginia? Meet Gaetano “Nino” Galoppo who has been crafting exquisite and breathtaking floral sculptures for over 50 years. Nino has just released a new “White Collection” of intricately-detailed Floral Sculptures, handcrafted in the Italian Capodimonte-style, highlighting the skills he has spent a lifetime perfecting.
As a young boy growing up in Naples, Italy, Nino lived down the street from a porcelain shop. For hours on end, he would watch the artists create beautiful masterpieces from porcelain. When a Master Sculptor began to teach Nino the art and craft of sculpting, he soon found himself in an apprenticeship at a porcelain factory. After studying and practicing for several years, Nino’s passion for the age-old trade of Capodimonte sculpting came to fruition in 1983 when he opened his own workshop in Naples. Two years later, he found himself in the US working in Williamsburg, Virginia at an art studio with Busch Gardens, creating what was essentially the first Capodimonte shop outside of Italy.
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a Rose🌹is crafted by a Master Sculptor