Paolo Sandulli, the Artist in the Tower

An ancient watchtower is used as a studio for paintings and ceramic sculptures

By Alexandra Foster

My mother maintains that the interior of your home should be a true reflection of yourself; when a guest walks in they should immediately understand who you are and what you love…

Understandingly then, you can imagine my delight upon being introduced to Paolo Sandulli, an Italian artist, whose work incorporates real sea sponge into each handmade masterpiece.

Paolo Sandulli is a fabulous painter and sculptor whose studio is housed in a beautiful stone tower on the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

He… studied in Naples, Rome and Paris before finally settling in the small seacoast town of Praiano. If you have ever spent time in some of the most exclusive luxury hotels in Capri, Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast, you will have surely seen some of Paolo's work. What I am currently lusting over for my own private collection are Paolo's terra-cotta busts with sea sponge hair.

While Paolo has many of his pieces already available for purchase in his studio, you may also request a custom order.


*Alexandra is a Boston bred expat living in London’s Chelsea, aspiring entrepreneur, style maven, interior designer, blogger, dual passport wielding travel-a-holic and Italophile

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Watch our interview with Paolo Sandulli

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