In Volterra, the use of alabaster to create art objects has deep historical roots. The selection and processing techniques, conceived in the eighth century A.C. by the Etruscans, arrived almost unaltered all the way to the shops of our days.


The Volterran alabaster production is one of the most significant craft activities in Italy, even if nowadays it’s losing many of the qualities that determined its value for so many years. Gloria Giannelli’s creations, however, are a symbol of the traditional alabaster handicraft.

Art & class

What looks like very fine lace are real “embroideries” engraved on stone.

Gloria Giannelli featured in various events in Italy and abroad and received important national and international acknowledgments thanks to the elegance and originality of her elaborated fretworks and trimmings.


A great success has been represented by the invitation to participate in the first edition of Homo Faber, an initiative of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship Under the High Patronage of the European Parliament, which was held in Venice in the second half of September 2018. The artist has been included in the Best of Europe section, the showcase of the 300 best artisans in Europe.