Arcangelo Ambrosi, sculptor and pipemaker

In my work, wood is not simply a medium, but it is the protagonist, with its characteristics and possibilities.
My passion is to explore it deeply through the continuous work of technical study and search for ideas. I love to express its aesthetic, tactile and functional dimensions in my tobacco pipes, varying between simple and elegant lines to more elaborate, bizarre, surreal shapes.
The wonderful and natural textures of the wood, so different and unique in the various species, become a tool to play with the perception of consistency, and can simulate the skin of a frog, or the shell of a snail. Wood can give the illusion of softness to the point that it could be knotted.
With my sculpture works I like to overcome the limits imposed by a functional object to let wood and ideas totally speak.

By chance, I chose the path of creativity.
I work full time, and most of my energy is focused on creation and research.
I find satisfaction in creating something new, in putting in it the influences that life and experiences give to me.
In every object that you can admire on this site you can find all this.
But what you see here is only the tip of the iceberg.
Behind every work there are hundreds of tests, study, research of materials and equipment, money spent, material thrown away, objects and ideas that over time I have re-evaluated (for better or for worse), change of tastes. Drawings, excitement and frustration. Joy and suffering. Evolution. Neck pain.
Creative work is full of risks and challenges. It is extremely influenced by moods and life experiences.
By chance, I chose the path of creativity.

But it’s not just a path, it’s a mission.




Born in 1988, living and working in Bitonto (Puglia, Italy).
Experience in electric instrument making (from 2005).
Graduation in Computer science (2012).
Pipemaking (from 2013).
Wood and light sculpture and design project, collaboration with Bianca Roselli (from 2015). 
Exhibition at “Fantastika”, biennal of fantasy art (Dozza, Italy, 2018).
Publication of an article for the italian magazine “Legnolab” (2019).



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frog pipe drawings