Porcelain

Porcelain, naturally divided into its components kaolin and feldspar, finds unity after its extraction from quarries at the hands of man. Not present in Italy, it is imported by England, France and Australia and modelled by Andrea & Pierbattista De Piazza’s craftsman know how in their studio in Via Alfieri 6, in Grosio. A delicate solidity of form and a name, the bisque, are acquired at 900°C, after 12 hours in the kiln.

After the glazing, done with glazes combined starting always and only from the raw ingredients. In the case of zinc silicate crystals, lucid and matt, they start their nuclei in high temperatures, during the second firing, around 1280°C, and grow in ring forms, in the cooling period, thanks to wisely choice of the firing schedule. Every piece, due to the high fusibility of the crystalline glaze, has to be collocated over a catcher in order to preserve the kiln components. Afterwards, it has to be separated and smoothed with a diamond disc.

After the glazing process, it is fired again in the kiln at 1280°C, for further 12 hours. The bisque physically solidifies in the kiln over a day but the whole process takes much longer and involves the stage to study the form, the material and the glass-the consolidation of a method acquired step by step.

With passion, inexhaustible creative stamina of the soul.

With dedication, research of an always new knowledge.

Only at the end of the process, the purity of the bare material can be dressed in the elegant vitreous layer which covers and hence makes more precious everyday life.

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