It takes each pot over a week to be thrown, turned,dried and “biscuited” (at terracotta temperatures).
Afterwards comes the delicate process of glazing;another vital period of slow drying and finally the great firing,up to 1300 °C, which may take as long as 24 hours, depending on weather and atmosphere.
At this temperature a careful peek into the kiln reveals a strange dance that no one who has ever seen it can forget:waves of flame like liquid diamonds break and flow over gently swaying,incandescent shapes.
Following a long cooling of the kiln, there at last, after more than three weeks, are the pots
Our Sardinian stones and skies! Every step of this itinerary is hazardous and yet, after years of experiment and discovery, of success punctuated by disaster, we are still enchanted by the magic that fire releases from earth’s commonest compounds -the alchemy of stoneware.
The colors of stoneware are subtle and muted.
Aside from the jade tones, gray to green (the noted “celadon “), ours range from off-white through yellow to earth brown, bronze and black. A chromatic sweep of blues, difficult to obtain and often unrepeatable, enables us to offer only pieces in numbered series.
One variations in the colors of all flame fired pottery bestows a unique and precious quality ach pot as it is reproduced, yet the natural sources common to our ingredients render the glazes harmonious each with the other, reminding us again of stones in the sea.