Art of chiseling

Details: the art of chiseling

The art of chiseling is the work done thanks to the chisel, an instrument used to sculpt metal with precision. The era in which this tool was introduced is not well known, but its function in metalworking is fundamental. It looks like a small chisel, useful for modeling metal plates and objects made by casting.

The shape of the chisel is a small steel rod about 10-15 cm long with one end (called “head”) that takes different forms depending on the function it has to perform. Once the stick was made of iron, later replaced by steel to which cyanide was added to increase its hardness.

Depending on the type of work the craftsman has to perform, the tools can be of various sizes. The head of the chisel can in fact be roundish, pointed, flat or with particular motifs. Chisels used in metal work can be divided into two main categories: hot chisels and cold chisels.

It is an art that requires great skill and ability. At Calegaro, skilled craftsmen make unique works every day with the chiseling technique.

Grand opening

Tribute exhibition to Mario Pinton

Grand opening of the exhibition “Architectural Photography” – 5th April 2018 at 5.30 pm

The exhibition “Architectural Photography” has opened in Padua, a tribute to the master goldsmith Mario Pinton. Founder of the Paduan Gold School, Pinton has helped to train numerous talents recognized all over the world. Furthermore he was teacher and dean of the Pietro Selvatico Art School for many years.
On display there are 34 photographic plates made by his son Francesco Pinton, depicting the former abattoir, the school’s historical site. The building was built between 1818 and 1819 by Giuseppe Jappelli and was expanded in 1910 to incorporate the Institute.

Calegaro, sponsor of the event, invites you to the grand opening which will be held on Thursday 5th April. The exhibition will be open until Sunday 6th May.

From 5th April to 6th May 2018

Opening hours 10 am – 1 pm ; 3 pm – 7 pm. Closed on Monday

Location Galleria Cavour, Piazza Cavour (PD)

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