The marbled paper of Alberto Valese

Alberto Valese is an artist, expert in marbled paper.


His shop is in Campo Santo Stefano, and we often pass in front of it during a Photo Tour, but his workshop is inside his house in Castello. So, thank to my friend Fiona, one of the best Venice's guides, I payed a visit to him. He showed us this ancient art in which he excels and it was incredible to see how time long it takes and how much skills to do just one piece of marbled paper! Completely different from the industrial production, and so amazing!

A marbled paper made by Alberto Valese

A marbled paper made by Alberto Valese

As everything in made by hand, the production of Alberto Valese makes every single piece different, and with fantastic designs, like this octopus for an example!