Who is Francesco Ferraro.
Hi my name is Francesco Ferraro, since I was young I liked to take toys apart to see what they were like inside, a curiosity that followed me for many years. In my first years of work, starting to work as a boy in a precision engineering industry, I could see and evaluate that I had excellent skills in using measuring instruments, machine tools, mechanical assembly equipment, knowing how to work with various metals such as … iron, brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, lead etcc.
In the following years I was a traveler for 30 years and the work brought me to know and travel all over Italy, from the big city to the smallest village, working both in summer and winter.
In these periods, wandering here and there, I happened to have the opportunity to see masterpieces of objects built by skilled craftsmen in the field: ceramics, painting, design, furniture, ornaments, bronze sculptures, marble and wood.
Some objects were made with precision, others were made in a simpler way, but they were all made by real artists and created with a real and great passion.
Unfortunately or maybe not, the years passed quickly and the age of my retirement arrived.
The time available to me now is unlimited and I told myself that the opportunity had come for me to put into practice everything that was previously my working knowledge.
I said to myself, “I want to create something that can be remembered.”
I started to build objects completely by hand, starting from small planes, to big ships, racing and vintage cars, up to aliens and robots, always using only my imagination and creative spirit (N.B. all my creations are unique pieces).
Then going around the various markets, I saw what other craftsmen were producing and, I realized that what was on display lacked originality, so I continued on my way and started to build works more and more … bizarre, creative, imaginative, unique,
…in a few words to build works that nobody yet and I repeat NONE has built and, therefore, to have the satisfaction of being able to take my creativity to the highest levels.
I also had the opportunity to do markets, where I met people who praised me (and still now) for my masterpieces, while there were also other people who criticized me, but in my field I think I am one of the few people who build really original objects.
Everyone is free to say what they think, but as they say, everyone goes their own way and I like to do things that are imaginative, but require a much greater commitment than other hobbies, because mechanics is a “fascinating” field, where … all solutions are possible even if complex.
I like to build things even a little bit strange… but many artists have not been understood in the past and now they are appreciated all over the world, so hope is the last to die.
I am convinced that the public constantly needs novelty and originality and, in my opinion, to have unique and exclusive works that can be proudly exhibited at home or to be exhibited, is a very positive thing.
My works are original and unique and every detail is preceded by design, mathematical calculation and careful manual craftsmanship. My creations are all static, with great attention to even the smallest details and I would like to point out that the materials used are purchased hardware, brico, coloring and…
NOT TO DISCHARGE and therefore HYGIENICALLY SAFE.
I want to point this out to you because at a lot of markets, I was asked the question: “Is it recycled material from landfills?”
The answer is absolutely NO.
I repeat: the materials used are purchased from suppliers, hardware, brickwork, paint shop, etc. …
I’m very fussy during the creative process and I also put a lot of time into the final result. I spend practically all day in my workshop and this passion makes me feel alive.
I hope that my creations can be to your liking and encourage others to take this path:
establish an indissoluble artistic connection between the buyer and the artist, both in the here and now and in time.
My very coveted desire is to continue to build things more and more UNIQUE and ORIGINAL because … everyone loves to have the best of the best.
I thank you so much for the time you have dedicated to me in seeing my works become a representation of my inner world and works of art…
Thank you very much