The process begins with the craftman, in charge of the work, drawing a preliminary sketch obtained from
the committed design. Then a selection of materials considered most suitable for colours and "macchiatura"
(spots pattern) is made. Models are then shaped in order to separate the different parts of the design.
Once applied to the chosen materials, they are used to colour the shapes of the different subjects.
Here starts the real artistic phase of the process for, together with the craftman's dexterity, a
sensitivity for shaping stones is needed. Cutting, modelling and gluing the different pieces into one
whole are moments in which care and concentration as well as experience and manual skilfullness are most
needed. Once all parts are pieced together, smoothing and polishing occur. This is undoubtedly the most
difficult stage, since a mistake would frustrate several days' work: this operation still requires to be
carried out completely by hand. Only extreme care and experience will deliver that sort of brightness
which intensifies the colours of each stone used.
The pictures, table tops, tiles and floors we make testify to our craftmens' traditional experience.