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Roseto Capo Spulico (CS) 2017

Roseto Capo Spulico (CS) 2017

G.B. Spadafora receives the 2017 Roseto Capo Spulico Award for distinguishing itself in the national scene and contributing to the spread of the Made in Italy artisan goldsmith’s art in the world. For artistic creativity, always able to innovate but with the humility of those who continue to respect the tradition. For having chosen, through the “Castles and Cathedrals of Calabria” collection to enhance and spread the priceless historical and cultural heritage of our land.

Catanzaro 2017

Catanzaro 2017

The Master gives his creation to Luciano Spalletti for the Premio Ceravolo 2017

Cosenza 2017

Cosenza 2017

G. B. Spadafora receives the “historical enterprises of the province of Cosenza” award at the Chamber of Commerce

Cosenza 2016

Cosenza 2016

30 June 2016 GB Spadafora received from the Chamber of Commerce of Cosenza the recognition of Historical Business with the following motivation: “the intent is to publicly recognize your value as an entrepreneur who for decades now, with great effort, continues to contribute to the economic development of the province.

Lecce 2016

Lecce 2016

The master goldsmith G. B. Spadafora received in Lecce the SPECIAL PRIZE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS 2016

Longobucco (CS) 2016

Longobucco (CS) 2016

August 2016: Delivery of the halo made entirely by hand by the master G. B. Spadafora for the statue of San Domenico di Guzman, venerable patron of Longobucco

Matera 2016

Matera 2016

July 2016: Maestro G. B. Spadafora adorns with two splendid crowns the head of the Madonna della Bruna and Bambinello during a moving ceremony held in Matera at the presentation of the bishop Mons. Giuseppe Caiazzo.

London – New York 2014

London – New York 2014

December 2013 – January 2014 – Maestro G.B. Spadafora exhibits in London and New York. The master goldsmith G.B. Spadafora is invited to exhibit at the Moretti Art Gallery in London and New York.

Munich 2014

Munich 2014

February 2014: The work of internationalization of the master G. B. Spadafora continues With 30,000 visitors from 89 different countries, Inhorgenta Munich is one of the most successful international trade fair platforms. For this reason, and in line with a strategy of internationalization launched in a consistent manner during 2013, the master goldsmith G. B. Spadafora of San Giovanni in Fiore, will bring from 14 to 17 February p.v. its most precious collections in Munich. The Inhorgenta Munich fair will be a further step forward for this ancient goldsmith shop of tradition, while confirming an already open market thanks to the experience of Porto Cervo with the Harrods warehouses, the exhibition in Montecarlo in October and the last of December in London, but also to widen the horizons towards an international audience specifically aimed at luxury jewelry and taste for beauty. To represent the teacher will be the first-born Peppe, who for a long time, together with his brothers, has been conducting a marketing and dissemination strategy for their jewels beyond national borders, while the G.B. continues to carry out his works in the silence of his laboratory. We are always

Catanzaro 2013

Catanzaro 2013

Catanzaro2013: The master goldsmith Giovambattista Spadafora of San Giovanni in Fiore has personally delivered to the coach of Juventus Antonio Conte a silver ball weighing 600 grams, masterfully crafted by hand. The goldsmith’s excellence, therefore, that rewards soccer excellence.

Catanzaro 2011

Catanzaro 2011

Catanzaro October 2011 A Prize signed by Spadafora also to Fabio Capello. After Palanca and Ranieri, to be invested with the “Premio Nicola Ceravolo”, now in its third edition, this year Fabio Capello. The awarding of the prize, which now has a national value, was commissioned by Catanzaro Province to the well-known master goldsmith Giovambattista Spadafora of San Giovanni in Fiore, who, just two weeks before, had made two works for Pope Benedict XVI, for his visit to Calabria. The plaque has been entirely made of embossed silver with enamel finishes, which reproduce the coats of arms of the Province of Catanzaro, of the city of Catanzaro and of Catanzaro Calcio. In short, as Capello himself told Peppe Spadafora that he represented the family business: “finally a plaque worthy of the name”. Master Spadafora’s inspiration consists precisely

Lamezia Terme (CZ) 2011

Lamezia Terme (CZ) 2011

Lamezia Terme – October 9th 2011: Maestro G. B. Spadafora expresses great satisfaction for the meeting with S.S. Pope Benedict XVI. In the diocese’s seat – in a very reserved meeting with a few chosen ones – the Pope received a very significant gift from the hands of Maestro Giovambattista Spadafora of San Giovanni in Fiore; it is a cross – representative of the New Monastic Order of Gioacchino da Fiore – that was made especially for him,

Roma 2011

Roma 2011

May 25, 2011 meeting with Pope Benedict XVI for the blessing of the crown made for the Madonna del Carmine patron of Carolei.

Marzi (CS) 2010

Marzi (CS) 2010

Mauro Fiore oscar prize for the photography of the film Avatar has been awarded with a sculpture on the theme of the film made by the master goldsmiths Spadafora.

Roma 2009

Roma 2009

Meeting with Pope Benedict XVI: blessing of the rays created by Spadafora on commission from the faithful of the Blessed Virgin of Sorrow of St. Philip in Cetraro.

Rende (CS) 2008

Rende (CS) 2008

Civic Museum personal exhibition of sacred art entitled “Masterpieces Orafi, unpublished portrait of a Calabrian”.

Los Angeles 2006

Los Angeles 2006

Presentation of Spadafora Jewels at the “Italian Week” overture at the Oscar Night.

Washington 2003

Washington 2003

Presentation of the Apriti Sesamo jewel at the annual auction of the NIAF. Guest of honor Roberto Benigni.

Washington 2002

Washington 2002

Presentation of the Abracadabra jewel at the annual auction of the NIAF. Guest of Honor Sophia Loren.

Altomonte (CS) 2002

Altomonte (CS) 2002

Meeting with Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Queen of Belgium, on the occasion of her visit to her homeland. The mayor of the town of Altomonte (CS) commissioned to Spadafora a Jennacca necklace, for the prestigious guest.

Roma 2001

Roma 2001

Sixth meeting with H.H. John Paul II: on the occasion of the annual “Gold Moneybox” award, which was assigned to the Holy Father in that year. It was a gold piggy bank studded with pearls.

Lecce 1995

Lecce 1995

Fifth meeting: visit of the Holy Father in Puglia. The priests of the Cathedral of Lecce commissioned a Holy Rosary all in filigree balls (c.d. jennacca bean) in Spadafora.

S. Giovanni in Fiore (CS) 1993

S. Giovanni in Fiore (CS) 1993

Inauguration of the permanent exhibition of the “tools of the trade” used for generations by the Spadafora family, donated to the Demological Museum located in a wing of the Florense Abbey.

Caserta 1992

Caserta 1992

Meeting: visit of the Holy Father in Campania. Caserta prefect of that period, dott. Corrado Catenacci, commissioned Spadafora a filigree cross, donated personally by the same master to His Holiness.

Roma 1991

Roma 1991

Third meeting with the H.H. Pope John Paul II coronation of the “Madonna dello Spasimo” of the sanctuary of Laino Borgo, which took place in the “Sala Nervi” in the Vatican. Corona always made by Maestro Spadafora.

Reggio di Calabria 1988

Reggio di Calabria 1988

Second meeting with the H.H. Pope John Paul II: visit of S.S. In Calabria. In Calabria, a coral cross was commissioned from Spadafora, which he delivered to the Holy Father.

Cosenza 1984

Cosenza 1984

First meeting with H.H. Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the coronation of the Blessed Virgin “Madonna della Catena” of the Cathedral of Laurignano (CS). Crown created by Maestro Spadafora.

Firenze 1965

Firenze 1965

Maestro G.B. Spadafora achieves the gold medal for the goldsmith’s art on the occasion of the craft show at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. From this year the participation in the goldsmith art exhibition the Fortezza da Basso takes place with almost annual cadezza until the early 80s.

S.Giovanni in Fiore (CS) 1940-50

S.Giovanni in Fiore (CS) 1940-50

the young G.B. Spadafora takes up the old family shop

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