‘Life is made up of marble and mud’ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Terrazzo was invented by Venetian builders to use up the fragments of marble left over from bigger projects, with the chipped stone set into clay and the ground and polished surface sealed with goats milk, which also created the characteristic sheen. In mid-Wales the laying of the terrazzo floors of the Life House is underway. The materials, the details of the process and the equipment have evolved and refined over time, but the principles of the technique remain unchanged.


Shingo Ozawa