Vintage Pottery cooks at the same temperature as the sandstone and like it, it vitrifies itself with cooking. But, to the great difference of the sandstone, it becomes translucent when the walls of the realized object are fine.
Porcelain dishes are the most impervious and hardest. It is the most resistant to thermal and mechanical shocks. Be careful, this does not prevent it from breaking if you drop it or if you mistreat it !!
On a piece of quality, when the porcelain is decorated, the pigments are embedded in the enamel of porcelain. This technique makes the decorations unalterable over time. Our Vintage Pottery is 99% hand-made tower and half-timbering. All handles, garlands, friezes and patterns are laid by the expert hands of the upholsterer before cooking.
Each piece is unique and original and never identical to another, this is called Craftsmanship. A good turner makes about many vases a day, depending on whether it is a large pot or a small pot.
This step is essential, it is the moment when we take each piece turned by hand, to clean it, to smooth it and to pierce it. This work is usually done 24 hours after the turner has completed the piece so that it is neither too soft nor too hard. He uses a knife to clean the bottom of the pottery so that it is as flat as possible, smooth the pottery with a natural sponge and use a homemade tool to perfect the pre-hole. its environment will ensure good drainage but will also enamel ceramic.
After making the lathe, our Vintage Pottery is lowered in the silence of the dryers, where they rest between 2 weeks and three months for larger pieces. It is this long rest that gives time to the terracotta to dry gently and retain its finesse and robustness. During this step, the evaporation of water will reduce the size of the room between 8 and 10%. This stage of drying is delicate because the clay does not like sudden climatic changes or drafts.
We wait between 24 and 48 hours after turning the room to take it back in hand and bring our signature. Depending on the size of the pottery and the collection, we will affix a punch more or less large. We put it most often on the back of the room (as we would do for plates) because our enamel of high quality would cover the signature if it was affixed to the belly of the ceramic.
This precise gesture must be done at the right time so as not to distort the pottery. We use copper dies custom-made by French master craftsmen. This stamp guarantees the authenticity and provenance of our pieces and limits counterfeits.