Our work, majolica manufacturing, is among all that one that exploits at best the raw material it uses.
Clay is actually a plastic material that is modeled and when the working process is ended it gains a value that emphasizes the expression of the worker.
The majolica production cycle lasts about 4 days, it is laborious and it follows the following phases:
You start with the mixture of soil and water.
Ceramic mixture are mixed with the water in specific containers and blended until the right fluidity. When the mixture is considered ready, with the right weight and the right fluidity, it is poured in special plaster molds that give to it a characteristic shape.
After a day of rest the piece is removed from the mold, manually worked and dried by removing residual water.
At this point, the first cooking is carried out at a temperature of about 1000°C for about 24 hours and you get the unrefined product also known as “buiscuit”.
Afterwards comes the moment of glazing, an aesthetic finishing touch that takes place through a manual piece by piece spraying process applying a thin layer of cladding that removes the permeability of the workpiece, it smoothes it and gives it the selected colour. All this happens after a further cooking cycle of about 18 hours.
In the case of a manual decoration this can be done directly on the glaze before the second cooking or immediately after, in this case a third coking is necessary.
After this working process that has still remained over years of an extremely handcrafted nature, in which the hand working is an element of primary importance, you can finally appreciate the final product, from “ole” with special prices, each one with all the meaning of a work with ancient origins in itself.