There are two main mosaic techniques: the direct and the indirect technique.
The direct technique refers to inlaying the mosaic tiles directly in to its support.. After preparing the cement, the mosaic tiles are placed into the design one at a time. This technique requires the presence of the mosaic artist on site from the beginning to the end of the mosaic’s preparation, and is used on rare occasions.
There are two approaches to the indirect technique, working on paper, using an inverted design which is then turned over and embedded into its final position, or working on clay, which, once completed is then installed into its final position.
The indirect technique on clay was used to create this copy of Donna con Ermillino. Enabling us to carry out a highly complex process of selecting the various shades of marble and creating the final overall mosaic.