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Willy Messner, he was born in Val Gardena, in his father's workshop he started to learn the since generation practiced art of wood-carving. Since his first lessons he felt the urge to go a new way, his own way, wich was a continuation but also a development of the traditional Val Gardena wood-carvings. For his works he choose pieces of wood which maintain his original shape also after the realisation. Typical are the carved christmas cribs in walnut-tree rootstocks. He also began to sculpture the stone, the sandstone and the black limestone Bellerophon, wich he search in local mountain brook's, both are very suitable for his compositions. Willy's works are exclusively produced by hand, identifyd with a certification. For any question, request, comment or order/commission: contact

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