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Artisan of the Month
Carrie Chimenti or Chimenti Studios in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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With dual citizenship in the United States and Italy, and a BFA and MFA in sculpture, Carrie Chimenti opted to do her two years of MFA studies in Perugia and Rome, Italy. She later worked and studied under the renowned sculptor, Beverly Pepper in Todi, Italy. When it came time to move back to the States, Carrie accepted a position at Cardinal University teaching sculpture and ceramics.

Still maintaining time in her studio, Carrie changed careers and did restoration in older homes. “I love trowelling. For me as a sculptor, it’s like sculpting on a wall. That’s all I want to do. I went to school for sculpture, but I studied all mediums. I’m great at color, but I prefer anything with a trowel or something with several layers. The more layers the better,” said Carrie.

It was during that time when Carrie’s mom asked her if she’d ever thought about working with Italian plaster. “It just made sense. I’m Italian,” said Carrie. “An artisan brought me onto his company and I began studying Italian plaster, and you don’t stop once you’re in the industry.”

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It was on a job with another artisan where Carrie first heard of Kathy Carroll. “When I did these finishes for this other company I found Kathy, and then did a two day class.” One of Carrie’s favorite products she orders from Kathy is the Bella Wax.

Successfully immersing herself in the decorative finishing world, Carrie launched her company, Chimenti Studio. Her company, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, incorporates decorative art and sculpture. “Being able to work with my hands and express myself as an artist that way is so important. It’s one thing to go to a class and learn the techniques, but to make the board and come up with the creation on your own makes all the difference. I do have a studio and use it. I’m doing what I love.”

One of Carrie’s favorite jobs was written up in the March/April, 2015 edition of House Trends. “I was brought in by another company in Ohio to do some sculpture. I came up with everything on my own. I did two columns inside of a movie theater. They had a jungle theme and I came back to do an elephant head. I gave them a realistic and cartoony drawing for the elephant and they decided on the cartoony one.”

Another one that comes to mind for Carrie is the type of client all artisans love to work with. “I did an Italian plaster job for a gentleman and it’s turned into repeat work. That’s awesome when you have those clients when you have another wall or celling in their home. So much so that they become friends.”

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Carrie’s business consists of the work she does for her clients as well as her studio work that is represented in two galleries. “One of my repeat clients that I did a giant plaster wall for went down and bought one of the heads from the show.” Carrie sculpts animals that incorporate symbolism. She researches the spiritual, historical, and mythological connections while incorporating beauty, grace, and power. “Right now I am doing a rabbit head. I have my reasons behind doing it, but I have a client that is interested. I show in two different galleries,” said Carrie.

As Carrie’s business continues to grow, she establishes goals herself. “To grow my knowledge of everything there is about doing walls, learning more, taking more classes, and become the premiere company in Milwaukee to go to. And hopefully involve as much troweling as possible!” With her ideas of growth and expansion, she still has high standards for her business. “I never want to be that company where I don’t do the finishes. The day that I can’t pick up the trowel, then I’ll retire. As an artist, that doesn’t work for me. Then I’ll be in my studio sculpting. I love it. It’s addictive and it’s a blessing to have been open up to this world basically because my Mom was like, ‘Hey, have you thought of Italian Plaster?’”

To learn more about Carrie Chimenti or Chimenti Studios, please call 262.573.1061 or visit www.chimentistudios.com

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

Natalie Gorden Murals and Faux in Nevada

 

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