Marble Plate Inlaid Pietra Dura Stoneware Handmade Art Craft Home Decor

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Marble Plate Inlaid Pietra Dura Stoneware Handmade Art Craft Home Decor

it is not unusual to be designed from hundreds of different slices of stone. There are many varieties of coloured stone available for utilisation in marble inlay work: malachite cornelian jasper mother of pearl abalone shell lapis lazuli agnate coral turquoise and tiger eye to name just a few. The grooves are filled with their precisely corresponding shapes of coloured stone and secured in place with a white putty made from oil and wax. Once the design is completely dry the piece is polished with a mixture of sand water and emery paper to give a shiny smooth finish. More Details