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MASTER CRAFTSMEN: WOOD

Auburn, NY was not where you expect to meet a man like Matteo Bartolotta. We don’t meet many “MASTER” anythings these days. It’s rare to meet a man who’s dedicated his entire life to one trade.

Matteo was awesome. Awesome in his zeal for his work and also for life. I am so happy that he speaks only Italian to me. It really allows him a level of connection not available in English.

Watching him and his men work was inspiring. The way they shape and control wood really makes you want to own only high end well made wooden furniture.