Fontanini display at Salem Creek in Winston-Salem.
The History of Fontanini dates back with roots that lie in the tradition of Bagni diLucca, where the founding artisans lived. In 1893, the art of paper mache figurines and nativities traveled to other European areas and later to the United States. This sought-after collection is prized for its life-like sculpting, meticulous hand painting and attention to detail. The Fontanini product line includes figures and accompanying structures in different sizes ranging from miniatures to life-size as well as ornaments and musicals.
Emanuele Fontanini at an Artist Signing Event at Salem Creek