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Preziosi in porcellana

After defining the "concept" of the object to be produced, which comes from the most unexpected sources and often involves the entire team, the hands of the model-maker begin to shape the clay. The first model is made with great care lavished on the details and the harmony of the composition.


The clay model is then covered with plaster that, when it has hardened, becomes the original mould. Using a special injection technique, the plaster cast is used to make a silicone model, which is kept and used as the original shape for subsequent moulds. The plaster moulds are used for 20-25 castings and then destroyed and replaced with new original moulds to guarantee the maximum quality and perfect reproduction of the original object.


A slip consisting of kaolin, quartz and feldspar is poured into the mould where the object is reproduced by absorption. When the mould is opened, the finished clay is deburred, cleaned and prepared for firing.


The object is then spray-painted with crystalline glaze that, after firing at 1250 °C, gives the white porcelain its characteristics of transparency and shine.


Gilding with pure gold or platinum, which is performed by hand, requires great artistic ability and considerable knowledge of traditional decorating techniques. A second firing at 750 °C gives the precious metal its final shine.


The last step of the work consists in applying Swarovski crystal Elements, which are precisely glued in the seats provided for them. In this way, the handcrafted product is transformed into an art object, a unique piece in a valuable and original collection.