Guardiagrele, a town in the province of Chieti, is well-known for the processing of wrought iron.
One day, while I was passing in that area, I stopped by instinct. I didn’t think of coming back home with some pictures. I was in a hurry, but Di Sciascio was immediately available and accommodating. It seemed almost he was waiting for me in his laboratory. While working, he told me about his life as a craftsman and of the the apprentices he taught. He told me with regret that he no longer finds apprentices because the young people no longer want to do his job. This is a real shame: they lose the unique opportunity to know and learn from a master craftsman of wrought iron.