Recycled Art, Assemblages, Framed Wall Art, Original Drawings

Portomaggiore, Italy · 35 Sales


Recycled Art, Assemblages, Framed Wall Art, Original Drawings

Portomaggiore, Italy 35 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Thanks for coming by. If you want a custom order from us you can write at labottegadegliusvei [!at] - thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 23, 2016

Thanks for coming by. If you want a custom order from us you can write at labottegadegliusvei [!at] - thank you!


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missblueyes79 on Jun 30, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This item is great! It is made out of beautiful, heavy, quality paper. Is it well-crafted. It was packed securely and shipped quickly. Thanks so much!


Marghe on Jun 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The flowers looked great (custom made for us)! Shipping without any problem. Thanks!


Sara on Oct 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Bellissimi, e poi Giulia è stata gentilissima e disponibilissima. Bella la qualità del lavoro e la cura del dettaglio.

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When Disorder becomes Art

"La Bottega degli Usvei" is the art workshop of the non-profit association "Club L'Amicizia" based in Portomaggiore, Ferrara, Italy.
The association was founded in 1998 with the aim to promote volunteer activities to promote social inclusion for people with a background of marginalization and exclusion.
The art workshop "La Bottega degli Usvei" started its activities in September, 2012.
The name means "Tool's Workshop" in the Bolognese dialect.
Our workshop is like a warehouse full of tools and old stuff, that we bring to a new life in form of art assemblages, supports for illustrations and home decor.
We like to say that our "raw materials" have their own story: we use found objects, reclaimed stuff, 2nd hand objects, the things that other people throw away to create new and unexpected works.

What you see online is just a selection of all our works.
You are welcome to visit us in Portomaggiore!

We are always looking forward to custom artworks, we will be very happy to create something unique just for you!

You can follow @BottegaUsvei to stay updated on our activities on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram.

Have a nice day! :)


Shop members

  • Giovanni

    Owner, Creator

    The men behind the workshop. Owner, creator, art director. He loves the art movement "Arte Povera", mimalism and industrial decay.

  • Marco

    Owner, Creator

    Illustrator and street artist, his creatures are instantly recognizable.

  • Alessia

    Owner, Creator

    A member of the workshop since the beginning, her work is made of abstract assemblages and landscapes. She's the creator of the "Coffee Cup" collection.

  • Veronica

    Owner, Creator

    She studied art at school, among her work the minimal cactuses and still life illustrations.

  • Vilma

    Owner, Creator

    She makes the paper roses and paper basketry. She loves crochetting.

  • Roberto

    Owner, Creator

    Roberto studied art at University. He's been a member of the workshop for some months in 2013.

  • Giulia

    Curator, Photographer, Translator

    Curator for the online shop La Bottega degli Usvei. Her shops are and

Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2015
Hi and welcome to our shop!

In our workshop we use:
• new materials;
• upcycled and recycled materials and objects;
• old artworks works, cutted, mixed, matched and combined to create new works;
• original photos digitally edited and printed.

All the items in our shop are unique original artworks created by hand in our workshop.

We use both new and old materials. Most of the frames we use are vintage and/or second hand, so they can be damaged or ruined. These details are a part of the beauty of our works.

Even if we try to be as accurate as possible, remember that the colors of the pictures in our shop may be different from the real colors.

Our reply-time is about 1 week, we try to reply to all convo as soon as we read them but sometimes it might take some extra time. We are sorry for this inconvenient!

If you have any doubt you can contact us at labottegadegliusvei [!at]

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon! :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
▶ Debit / Credit Card through Direct Checkout
▶ PayPal
▶ Etsy Gift Cards

For any special need please contact us before you proceed with your purchase, we'll be happy to help you!
All orders are shipped with Posteitaliane (Italian Postal Service).
We go to the post office once a week on Saturdays, so any order placed between Saturday and Friday will be shipped the next Saturday.

Our artworks are shipped as International Registered Mail (including tracking code and confirmation signature).
Creative supplies and home decor can be shipped as International Priority Mail, faster & less expensive but with no tracking code. At checkout you can upgrade to International Registered Mail.

Check the Shipping costs to your country for each item.

Finished artworks are shipped within 3-5 days from your order (most of the times already the day after).
Custom artworks require more time, depending on the size and the season.
Home Decor articles are made to order, please check the item description for a specific quote.

Italy: 3-5 working days.
Europe: about 6 working days;
Countries in the Mediterranean Basin: about 10 working days;
North America: about 14 working days;
Other countries: about 15/20 working days.
Delivery times abroad are to be considered indicative, given the differences that exist between countries.

Please be sure to select the right shipping address at checkout.
We will ship to the address that is on the order receipt.
The shipping fees for parcels returned for "Wrong Address" are in charge of the buyer.

Any custom fee is responsibility of the buyer.
Please verify your country's rules before placing an order.

We try to be as green as possible, and re-use old boxes and packaging. All our artworks are carefully packet before shipping to be sure they arrive safely and nicely.
If you want a special message or a gift wrapping just ask for it in your order. We can also provide gift or Christmas wrap.

Please note that shipping costs include shipping fares, packaging and all connected services.
For multiple orders, if the resulting shipping cost is higher than the actual shipping cost we will issue a partial refund.

If your packet arrives broken or with signs of opening/theft take a picture of it and contact us as soon as possible at labottegadegliusvei [!at]
Refunds and Exchanges
The customer has the right to withdrawal from the contract within 14 days from the day he/she receives the good(s) by sending an email to labottegadegliusvei [!at]
After we receive the returned good(s) we will refund the costs of the product + shipping.
The costs of returning the good(s) delivered will not be refunded.
Custom artworks and artworks modified according to the customer's specifications will not be refunded.

We take extreme care in packaging your orders to be sure they arrive safe to you.
If your item got damaged during shipping take a picture of it as soon as you receive it and contact us at labottegadegliusvei [!at]

In case a parcel is lost during shipping contact us at labottegadegliusvei [!at]

For damaged or lost items we will find a solution with our customer. Most of our artworks are unique and one of a kind.
Additional policies and FAQs
We can provide custom artworks on request, e.g. if you need a special size or style of wall art.

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If you have a shop, a pub, a bar, an office you want to decorate contact us and we can help you with an unique project!

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We "Strive to be a Five" and hope that you will contact us before leaving feedback to resolve any issue if you feel our service or product is any less than 5 stars.

Thank you!