Franco Comploj
Wood carvings manufactory since 1929
Gradena Art wood carvings
Individual masterpieces

Individual masterpieces, custom-made wood carvings entirely hand carved

For churches, religious institutions and interested customers we also produce custom-made and entirely hand carved woodcarvings upon request.

We guarantee best artistic quality of our woodcarvings, a feature resulting also from our professional carving and painting techniques and processes.

The artworks can be created:

  • according to the customer's design or illustration
  • based on our own designs or models

Since the foundation of the company in the year 1929, four generations of our family have contributed to build up a rich and accurate archive comprising the designs, drawings, illustrations and models of all our implemented woodcarvings in various styles.

As all these woodcarvings are hand carved, the trademark "Entirely Hand Carved" is applied on each sculpture. This trademark, introduced by the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano in 1969, is used for wood sculptures that are exclusively and entirely hand made. Each artwork is assigned a small round plate bearing a registered symbol, together with a certificate guaranteeing that it was entirely hand carved. Once a rough-hewn carving is ready, the trademark with the inscription "Entirely Hand Carved" is applied on the sculpture by an expert from the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano. As soon as the artwork is finished, the expert performs a thorough assessment and then issues the final certificate. This certificate is an official document issued by the Chamber of Commerce. It is progressively numbered and provides all the relevant details to unequivocally identify each artwork. The Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano guarantees that all woodcarvings featuring this trademark and the certificate are entirely hand carved.

For these unique artworks, please, consider an average delivery time of one – two months.

Contact us (also by telephone +39 0471 79 62 72) or visit the Franco Online Shop, where you can find the immediately available woodcarvings from our collection (average delivery time 4 – 5 working days).