We make all our pieces in our small pottery studio in Madrid.
Here is a short description of our pottery process. As you will see it is a long and rigorous procedure hence the price and sometimes the waiting time.
- Clay preparation: to remove air bubbles and make it more consistent, it is like kneading dough. Video
- Throwing: we use a potter wheel to shape clay into symmetrical forms Video
- Drying: the piece has to dry so it can be trimmed, this can take 1-3 days depending on weather conditions
- Trimming: to remove excess clay, smooth the surface and remove imperfections. Video
- Decorating: this can vary piece by piece. Most of our pieces are handpainted, applying several layers. Shapes, forms and Pepitas are attached. This is the longest stage and can take up to 1-1.5 hours per piece. Video and video
- Drying: some more drying so it is bone-dry for the first firing
- Bisque fire: the piece goes into the kiln for a 7-hour programme up to 1000°C.
- Washing: after the kiln has cooled down, we take the piece and bath in clean water to get rid of any dust and debris. Video
- Glazing: we apply the glaze by dipping the piece into a liquid
- Glaze fire: usually the last firing up to 1250°C which takes around 8 hours Video
- Inspection: after cooling down we take the piece from the kiln and chack if it is up to our standards
- Packaging: every piece is shipped in carefully wrapped and sustainable packages so it gets to your home in one piece. Video
All our pieces are made from high-temperature clay, they are fired to 1250°C which makes them:
- Durable: if they are looked after, they have an exceptionally long lifespan
- Temeprature resistant: they endure extreme heat without degrading
- Sustainable: due to the long life span, we cerate less waste
- Usable: pieces can be put in the oven, microwave and the oven