Ouvrier Dorino's Atelier d’art et métiers - Sculpture
Dorino Ouvrier is occupied in sculpting in 1977, the year he first took part in the Sant’Orso Fair. Up to that point he ran a workshop, but his job didn’t satisfy him; little by little he became a full time sculptor. His beginnings in sculpture go back to his childhood when he created saints on Swiss pine during the hours dedicated to manual activity.
Walnut is the kind of wood that best corresponds with his style and his idea of sculpture. In fact, this artist does not enjoy handling details or proportions, but more assessing the movement and strength of the pieces. His production includes a lot of bas reliefs and sculptures in the round that he mainly makes to order. His works are inspired mainly by agricultural work and the festivals in Cogne, but the groups of people and crowds are still his favourite topics.
This craftsman is part of the “Chemin des Artisans”, an itinerary that stops off in the studios of Valle d’Aosta’s craftsmen and who open their doors to the public. It is a route that will take you in search of the fascinating world of craft work: the savoir faire, creative thinking, the working techniques and materials used. All the productive categories in Valle d’Aosta’s craft work panorama can be found on this itinerary: furniture, sculptures, farming equipment, household goods, etc.
The visit to the studio is possible by calling in advance.