GLATI - Artigianato del Ticino

GLATI was founded in the year of 2000 to make accountable the Associations of artisans of the region and their sector, especially concerning the promotion and information according to the Cantonal Law on craft industry of the 18th March 1986 as well as the respect of the convention on the brand "artigia-nato del Ticino" of December 2nd in 1991.

The art of sgraffito

Josin Neuhäusler is not only a dyed-in-the-wool Engadine native, but also an inspired sgrafitto artist. On his tours of the village, he shows guests the many outstanding examples of sgraffito on the houses there, explains how this typically Engadine style of house-painting is done and what it means to the region. Last, but not least, amateur artists are given a crash course in the art of sgraffito and can take their own attempts home with them as a souvenir.

Josin Neuhäusler is not only a dyed-in-the-wool Engadine native, but also an inspired sgrafitto artist.

At the old sawmill

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft. You will be amazed at how little water is needed to start the giant wheel turning. And the souvenir piece of wood you get to saw will serve as a permanent reminder of your visit to the “Säge”.

The “Säge” in Giswil is one of history’s great survivors. Made entirely of wood, Switzerland’s only water-powered sawmill exudes nostalgia and the romanticism of an age-old craft.