Ceramiche Segoloni

My working cycle starts directly by coating the "biscuit-like" object with enamel. Such treatment can be executed with different types of enamels according to the needs: for alimentary-use ceramics we use an unleaded type, wheres for the ornamental ones we can use leaded enamels that, sometimes, can give an opaque effect.

After the enamel treatment, once the painting base is dry, we proceed with the decoration. For some, especially to speed up the process when there are a lot of pieces to decorate with the same style, we rely on the ancient "dust-removing" technique, that is to say we trace the drawing contour on a tissue-paper, then we pass along the contours with an awl in order to create many small flowers. At this point, we lay the tissue-paper on the object to decorate and we tap it with a cloth containing coal dust; the dust passes through the holes leaving the print that we will pass on with the paintbrush and the definitive colour. Now we can proceed with the painting.

Once the decoration step is concluded, the ceramic object is spurted with an air-compressed pistol containg a cristalline, also know as window, and then put in the oven at over 950° C. The shiny effect is given by the window that, by means of heat, melts the oxides that enamels and colours derive from.

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