“100% Made in Italy” is an ironic comment, in statuary marble, on craftsmanship in the global economy


“100% Made in Italy” Silvina Spravkin, (2012) Statuary marble

With this sequence of sculptures I address the issue of what  “Made in Italy” means, in a time when so much that is sold in Italy is now made in China.  It’s my attempt to re-qualify the beauty of Italian craftsmanship in the face of the global economy.

I live and work in Pietrasanta, Italy, a city renowned the world-over for its “artigiani” – the craftsmen who work in the marble studios and bronze foundries. Even this centuries-long tradition of artistic craftsmanship is coming under fire from competition fro the emerging economies.

“100% Made in Italy” is shown at Teresa Nachman’s Hoy en el Arte Galeria, in Buenos Aires.
Visit the gallery website linked here.


Silvina Spravkin, is an Argentinian sculptor who makes her art in mosaic, marble and other medias in Pietrasanta, Italy.