ART IN THE HANDS OF THE PUPPETEER
SICILIAN PUPPETS BY DANIEL MAUCERI PUPPETEER AND ARTISAN BUILDER IN SYRACUSE – ORTIGIA – SICILY
My name is Daniel and I am a Puparo, an artisan constructor of Sicilian puppets. For more than 40 years my family has been involved in keeping alive the tradition of the Puppet Opera in Syracuse. I grew up breathing in the smell of wood, getting my hands dirty with paint and punctuating my afternoons after school with the sound of my grandfather Alfredo Vaccaro’s tools.
PUPPETEER FROM MATTER TO FORM
From Ortigia, Daniel Mauceri‘s puppets have reached numerous cities around the world, bringing prestige craftsmanship from Sicily to Europe, America and Asia. In Daniel Mauceri’s workshop in Ortigia, designer jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets and parures are created using refined metalwork based on medieval and chivalrous forms. The same hands shape papier-mâché for making sacred statues.
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