It is an item that is special because it springs from an idea that is personally developed and executed in our workshop together with our qualified artisans.
The productive cycle is managed personally by us at each and every stage and is carried out wholly within company premises.
We take infinite care of each and every product we make. From the creative phase, to the making of the greenware to decoration everything is done by hand following the traditions passed down to us over the centuries by the ceramists of Deruta.
Our company passion grows when we can satisfy each request to make our collections for retail outlets unique and personalised, or when we make a incomparable and prestigious gift, or else when we make a statement piece that transforms an ordinary home into a prestigious residence. This is the legacy our parents left for us and that we have been proudly carrying forward for thirty years.
The skilful dexterity of the potter starts the magic of ceramics. Mixing water with an extremely malleable material, clay, the potter has the power to create a multitude of items.
To create round items the potter uses the wheel whereas for other shapes (oval, square, etc.) chalk moulds are used where the clay is manually packed in or else is poured in as a liquid.
The freshly made items are dried for a period of time to ensure that all the water content has been removed. The items are then fired in an oven for 12 hours at 900 degrees centigrade. This is the process that turns greenware into biscuitware.
The next stage is to immerse the items into vats containing a liquid glaze that adheres perfectly to the porous surface. They are now ready for decoration.
The final stage belongs to the artist who uses paints, derived from minerals and diluted with water, and brushes of various sizes to complete the work of art with masterly and precious strokes.
When completed the item is fired for a second time at 900 degrees centigrade for a whole day and it is at this stage that the glazes melt and mix together to give the splendour of the vivid colours that characterise our works of art.
A third firing at a lower temperature is done when metals such as gold are used.