Smalti Australia supplies Perdomo Smalti from the Mosaicos Venicianos de
Mexico factory into Australasia. Now mosaicists in Australia and New Zealand can
purchase Mexican smalti from an Australian supplier at competitive prices.
Discover a new world of colours and textures.
Mexican Smalti - where tradition and quality meet.
Now we have the latest sample boards available,
compliments of Mosaicos Venicianos de Mexico - all rights
Smalti has been an important part of the mosaic tradition since Roman and
Byzantine times. The Perdomo
Family introduced smalti to the Americas in 1949 using its own recipes
and techniques for colour processing so that one side has unique
variations in colour and texture. Smalti is produced by melting glass
at high temperatures, and adding oxides to produce the colour. Once it has
cooled (annealed) it is hand cut into smaller pieces
(tesserae). The rich colours reflect light and provide a lustrous and
durable, non-fading finish. The variations unique to Mexican smalti
provide the artist with more artistic options. In addition, it has a more
consistent thickness making it more suitable for floors and tables. There
is also a range of iridescent colours and golds to provide extra sparkle and
richness, as well as a colourful selection of flat glass pebbles.
Smalti Australia is based in the lower Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Visits by appointment only. Tel: 0400 150 157, email: