Bisazza Ecological Smalti
Bisazza Ecological Smalti is formed through the sintering process; finely ground glass and leadfree pigments are compressed, heated then cooled. The result is a richly coloured smalti with many unique characteristics:
- Easy to cut
- Highest resistance to wearing and weathering
- Colour resistance to fading
There is an extensive range of colours, some pure, others marbled or 'peppered' with colour. The finishes can be matte, satin or gloss, and the cut smalti often reveals an intensity of colour and variable surface texture.
This is the beauty of smalti, and why artists have worked with this medium for over 2,000 years.
Bisazza ecological smalti is produced in six shapes, as shown below.