Marbled Arts | Laura Berretti


You may have seen the elegant  Florentine Marbled paper (traditional patterns or stone-look)  in our store.  Now find out more about the person behind these artisan papers.  She is the talented  second generation Florentine marble artist,  Laura Berretti.

Laura’s techniques are grounded in a tradition dating back hundreds of years.  She begins by treating the pages in a bath made up of gelatin extracted from marine alga, a process that enhances the composition of the color that floats on the surface without dissolving, until they take on the original forms designed by special combs.  Each sheet  is an original and unique work of art.

Marbled papers,  produced as in the 16th century,  were created by  Laura for the fly leaves for what was billed as the most expensive book in the world,” Michelangelo: La Dotta Mano,” published by the  fine art publishing house,  Marilena Ferrari-FMR.  A copy is currently shown  at the New York Public Library. Another FMR  masterwork,  “Deus Caritas Est”   used Laura’s marbled sheet for the guard leaves of  this historical book which a copy was donated to the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.  We will have more information on Laura Berretti and her other work on our website soon but in the meantime you can learn more about her and her papers at the Marbled Arts website or check out the video below to see her in action.  Ciao for now!

1 Comment

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation!
    It’sa pleasure work with you!
    Laura Berretti

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