My Space: Jamie Marie Lazzara


The luthier’s workshop, based in Florence Italy, is just six square metres and was used in the filming of Hannibal

My workshop is just six square metres, and could easily be the smallest that’s ever been featured in The Strad. I’ve been working here for the past 34 years and I’ve never felt the need for anything larger. The ceiling’s very high and I have lots of wood, tools, templates and varnish ingredients piled high on the shelves, so I’ve never needed to move. The workshop is ideally situated in the heart of Florence, just a hundred yards from the Palazzo Vecchio, and huge numbers of tourists come past it every day. I have a small shop window that gets a lot of attention, especially the cittern…

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