Michela Ciappini (Longiano Italy 1976) is a sculptor and a decorator set-maker.

Her artistic career started with a first phase devoted to decorative painting, which have turned into painting and sculpting applied on theatre-scene .At the time she studied and than graduated, in stage-design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.

For several years she devoted herself to the creation of scenes for Opera, prose and experimental theater, cinema-sets, where she did  decorative painting, painting backdrops , sculpture in polystyrene and clay etc.She enlarged her experience working for different ateliers in around Italy ,on theater production ,theme parks or movie sets.

Michela worked for Verdi Festival in Parma, Arena di Verona Opera Festival , Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Valdoca Theater, Arena del Sole Bologna , Magic Land Rome amusement park , Macerata Opera Festival, Tomorrowland Tecno party in Belgium , Glastoneburry Festival UK, etc.

In 2004 she started sculpting in sand.Those year she kept her-self busy between stage-production and sand sculpture event .

After the first few years working around Italy, she entered the international circuit, where she did work for several sand event producer in Europe, South America, Australia, Jappon etc.

Developing her interest in ephemeral art in 2010 she started carving ice and snow, working on ice-snow festival and competitons around the World.

training her passion and skills in different element she at last discover the bodypaint art and the pumpking carving.

She had received several prizes by participating in international sculpture’s competitions.