The first step in making our plates is to turn and shape the clay to give it the desired shape.
The complex pieces are entirely modeled by hand while others are made from molds. The biscuit (yes that's what we call it) thus obtained is then dried and then put in the oven for its first cooking at 1000°C.
Once the first cooking is done, it’s time for the crucial stage of decoration.
In this photo, you see our painter Mario, in the process of creating the Reggio Emilia plate in its pasta format.
This step requires great precision and mastery in mixing colors with enamel in powder form. Thus, each piece has its uniqueness.
Once the plate has been decorated and painted by Mario, it is up to Otello to carry out the glazing, which consists of bathing the plate in a solution to set the enamel. After this step, the plate is dried to eliminate water and avoid the risk of cracking. It then leaves for a second cooking at 1000°C for a few hours. Our plates can be put in the dishwasher because we carry out “under-enamel” painting, that is to say before this enamelling phase. ps: this is the Capri plate in antipasto format.