The work we do

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Saturday, 19 June 2010 16:06

The pottery production comprises two firing procedures. To begin with, pots are thrown on the potters wheel and left on the shelves to dry for a day or two, depending on the temperature of the day.

Once they reach the stage which is called leatherhard , they are brought back to the wheel and turned again to perfect the outline and give the pots their final elegance.
After attaching the handles, the pots are then cleaned with a sea sponge and put on the shelves to dry.

The red firing body is decorated with mostly engraved work before the first firing.
During the first firing (biscuit firing) pots are fired up to a temperature of 1020 degrees Centigrade.

All the work is by hand and the pots are free hand painted. The pots are then glazed, which is done either by dipping them into the glaze solution or by using a spray gun. The latter is mainly used for big pots in order to apply two coats, one on top of the other, for the so-called effect glazes.

The second firing (glaze firing) reaches the industry temperature of 1040-1060 degrees Centigrade.

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