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How a ceramic wall plate is painted

GLAZING: I take as an example a decorative ceramic plate, which can be decorated with floral motifs, landscapes, ornate, figurative and much more. To start the decoration we take a terracotta dish that the professional ceramists call “biscuit”. Our plate must first be immersed by immersion, then dipped in a liquid enamel bath, or with one of the other enamelling techniques such as spray, brush or waterfall. Looking at expert craftsmen while they are doing immersion glazing, it might seem very easy, in fact you have to be particularly careful about different aspects. The enamel must have the right consistency to be evenly distributed over the entire surface.

PREPARATION TO DECORATION: Once you have enameled our plate, you will have to wait until the enamel is dry before proceeding with the decoration. Often for the geometrical decorations the technique of dusting is used to trace the lines of the drawing on which the decoration will then develop. The dusting is performed with a sheet of perforated paper along the contours of the design to be reproduced, which is placed on the surface and beaten with a cloth swab containing the coal dust. In this way, through the holes in the paper, the carbon deposits on the surface of the enamelled object, tracing the outlines of the drawing lightly. During cooking, the coal will dissolve and leave no traces on the finished decoration. The use of dusting is not necessary for artistic decorations such as landscapes or flower arrangements that are performed freehand and are at the discretion of the artist.

CERAMIC BOTTLES

Dear friends of ceramics, welcome back !!!

Here I am again to talk to you about the wonderful world of ceramics crafted by the Ceramiche Liberati Laboratory. Here the artisans are always ready for any creative challenge! This time I decided to devote myself to an “object” increasingly sought after by both private clients and companies: ceramic bottles for olive oil, commonly called ceramic oils.

Italian olive oil is one of the precious products that represent the highest quality Made in Italy in the world. A precious oil, obtained from ancient and artisanal manufacturing processes such as hand-picking and cold-pressing, deserves an appropriate bottle that can best help conserve its organoleptic characteristics.

Bottles of author for quality oil
Olive producers are increasingly turning to the Liberati laboratory to make a bottle for author oil. Thanks to the technical skills of our craftsmen it is possible to realize them even on the client’s design, from the most classic shapes to those with a more refined and modern design.

VIETNAMESE VASES

– Vietnam has a centuries-old tradition in the production of ceramic vessels and other articles;

– The manufacture of the vessels is totally handmade, so imperfections in the surface of the vessels make each piece unique and exclusive;

– The vessels are made in molds, not in lathes, and therefore are thicker, allowing them to be up to 1,60m in height;

– Vietnamese clay has mica in its composition, unlike the common red clay that contains iron, for that reason the ceramic is more plastic and it resists to high temperatures being in the oven at 1300 ° C for 3 days in its manufacture;

– Contrary to what everyone imagines the coloring of the vessels is not an effect of painting, but of the clay itself and of minerals such as cadmium, cobalt, etc., which when heated react allowing single colors;

– The vitrified effect of the vessels is not a veneer, during mixing sand or silica clay are added and when heated, they melt and glassurize the surface. The cracks and small cracks are due to this process.

These are some of the characteristics that give personality and exclusivity to these pieces, and knowing a little more about these vessels you can understand why they are extremely beautiful and resilient, and that if they do not find anyone in the wrong path they can last a lifetime!

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