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With the exception of the the very very rich,  in general women helped their husbands in their workshops. Ferdinando Garimberti's wife varnished his instruments. And, yes, Catarina Guarneri, give a look on Roger Hargrave's article about her, in Roger's website. 

 

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On 12/12/2019 at 4:28 PM, TimRobinson said:

Adele Beardsmore https://abcviolins.com.au/

You cannot be what you cannot see.

Regards,

Tim

I just recently had a chance to hang out with Adele, and some other Australian makers and restorers. There is definitely some really cool stuff taking place on the opposite side of the world from me.

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9 hours ago, Rue said:

Not quite yet...but we're gettin' there! 

workplace fatalities in 2017: 4,761 men died on the job (92.5% of the total) compared to only 386 women (7.5% of the total)

you guys gotta lotta catching up to do.:rolleyes:

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44 minutes ago, David Burgess said:

We men tend to be high physical risk-takers (most likely genetic). This has its advantages and disadvantages, for societies.

No, you're all frightened to death that the other cavemen will laugh at you if you use the safety equipment, or don't try to turn a four-man-load into a one-man-load, etc..  Don't try to BS me on this, I've supervised field crews and written accident reports.  :rolleyes::P

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20 minutes ago, Violadamore said:

No, you're all frightened to death that the other cavemen will laugh at you if you use the safety equipment, or don't try to turn a four-man-load into a one-man-load, etc..  Don't try to BS me on this, I've supervised field crews and written accident reports.  :rolleyes::P

So, do men not tend to be higher risk-takers? ;)

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9 hours ago, Violadamore said:

No, you're all frightened to death that the other cavemen will laugh at you if you use the safety equipment, or don't try to turn a four-man-load into a one-man-load, etc..  Don't try to BS me on this, I've supervised field crews and written accident reports.  :rolleyes::P

Nice one, Viola luv, some really stupid, dangerous lads out there. On here too. When do men grow up? Not one. But male cat ladies do, usually by being caught out by their women and dumped.

or messing about on here! Lol!

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On ‎12‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 1:52 AM, David Burgess said:

I still don't quite understand the need or desire to gender-designate in our business. Aren't really talented people just really talented people?

No! Talent has to come with concienciousness, dilugence, determination, passion, hard bloody work and, what men hate, but grow into human beings by. Failure.

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On 12/14/2019 at 8:52 PM, David Burgess said:

I still don't quite understand the need or desire to gender-designate in our business. Aren't really talented people just really talented people?

 

On 12/15/2019 at 11:18 PM, morgana said:

No! Talent has to come with concienciousness, dilugence, determination, passion, hard bloody work and, what men hate..

Morgana, you are such a treasure. :)

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On ‎12‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 7:06 PM, David Burgess said:

 

Morgana, you are such a treasure. :)

I know David. I should be on show at The Albert Hall...actually, I am going back to work. No, not selling on eBay, but playing either violin or viola. Maybe both, female multi tasking doesn't stretch to the ability of successfully playing a violin and viola at the same time.

I'm available for weddings, funerals, Christenings, public houses, train stations, oh yes, orchestras, folking folk bands, The BBC...maybe not that last one.

Just to make it very clear I do not involve myself with playing Mahler.

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 I agree wholeheartedly with David. I am much more interested in the quality of the instrument than in the gender of the maker, but there are people who do care about such things and have slightly different priorities.

Having said that, This is an old thread and I might have commented in it before, but David Caron did take on, eventually, one exceedingly gifted apprentice,(for want of a better word) by the name of Klarissa Petti.

Here are pictures of her third cello. If you don’t like David’s work, you probably won’t like hers, but I love his, and therefore I love hers.

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16 minutes ago, Rue said:

Very pretty...is it one of yours?

No, it’s one of hers. I have one cello. When I broached the subject of getting another one to my wife, she gave me a hard look and said, “do you want two wives?”

So I have one cello…

If she doesn’t sell it before then, I will see it when I visit David in April, And I’m excited about playing it. The top is from the same log from whence came my own top, but the back is sourced from Germany.

It will be fascinating to compare.

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You could tell your wife that you, in all good conscience, need to support local talent...

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2 minutes ago, Rue said:

You could tell your wife that you, in all good conscience, need to support local talent...

Well she’s not local, although I would be delighted If someone local bought it,so that I can try it out.

But I do understand her point, actually. When you have a cello, you get used to it, all the virtues and flaws, And you’re not interested in owning another one.  I almost never play as well on a student’s instrument as I do on my own. My cello is my cello. I love playing instruments, but I have no serious desire to own another one. 

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Wendela and Peter Moes, husband and wife, here in Connecticut. Yo Yo Ma owns one of their cellos to give an idea of the quality of their work. Way out of my league price-wise but I'm proud to have them here in my home state.

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On 10/19/2002 at 12:22 PM, fiddlecollector said:

Heres a woman of interest,my friends met her he said she doesn`t say very much and works in the smallest workshop hes ever seen!!

Jamie Marie Lazzari (American) based in Firenze.

http://www.masterviolinmaker.com/

Yes very tiny workshop indeed... I was just there this past summer

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