First the coloured earth is either thrown on a wheel or pressed by hand on plaster moulds.
Firing the biscuit
After drying for several days, the wares are then reworked to obtain a perfect finish.
Then they are fired at 1020°C. Once fired for the first time, the terracotta is known as ‘biscuit’.
The biscuit is then dipped in white tin glaze which ensures the highest quality.
Decorating raw enamel
Then comes the delicate, decoration stage.
Oxides, which are immediately absorbed, are applied to the piece using a paintbrush.
As a consequence, there is no room for error.
‘Grand feu’ (high temperature firing)
The piece is fired a second time at 960°C (the technique, known as ‘grand feu’, was used by the great masters in the past), ensuring the brilliance of the enamel and the colours, and a perfect finish.
The finished piece
Vous pourrez découvrir nos pièces dans nos deux points de vente à Moustiers:
You can find our wares for sale in two shops in Moustiers: Le Vaisselier and La Chimère.