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Preparation of ceramic

How our pottery is born
 
The oldest elements, which are essential for creating every single piece of the covering, are nothing but earth, water, air and fire. Combined together they become real prizes.
 
 
Clay is an powder-like earthy material formed by the decomposition of rocks. Depending on it's impurities, it takes on various colors and graininess. The most characteristic is determined by the plasticity that it assumes with the addition of water.
 

 

The chamotte is a baked, ground clay that is used to reduce the shrinkage of the mixture and gives a greater resistance to changes in temperature.

The mixture is a homogeneous combination of purified clays, which is prepared to meet the desired characteristics of mechanical resistance, thermal expansion and the finish of the surface.

 
 
The enamels dyes, normally in powder or liquid, are the result of a mixture of oxides with a base of opacifying dyes, with a small content of flux. After their application on the biscuit (the material that has undergone a first firing, more fhan 1300°C), the slabs are fired again to the necessary melting temperature of the enamel.
 

 

The crystallines are clear glassy coatings: they can be transparent glossy, transparent matte, satin, crackle or colored. They are applied like the enamels on the biscuit or over the enamels themselves to donate a higher gloss, thickness or special effects to the  finish.

 
 

 

 

 

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