The Voice of Padre Pio - San Giovanni, Italy


An early view of the clay head
The voice of Padre Pio, San Giovanni, Italy

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The Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy, is the second-most visited Catholic shrine in the world. It centers on the tomb of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a Capuchin friar, priest and mystic known for his devotion to God and care for the sick. He died in 1968 and was declared a saint in 2002.

gems studio were approached by The Capuchin Friars of San Giovanni Rotunda to sculpt and produce a Padre Pio figure for exhibit at the shrine. We have since worked with the Friars on a number of other projects.

Seen left, is the clay head sculpt at an early stage. Hair, moustache and beard have been sketched in so that the clients can better understand how the figure would look in final production. Images of the clay are sent to the client for sign-off before moulding the clay.

 

For more details on this project or an informal consultation:
call Bianca Wint on +44 (0)20 7749 1304 or e-mail info@gems-studio.com

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