• Produzione Artigianale
  • Produzione Artigianale
  • Produzione Artigianale
  • Produzione Artigianale
  • Produzione Artigianale

The handmade production

The handmade production

In Petroio there are two traditional ways to work earthenware : potter’s wheel processing and the hand mould.

 

During the handmade processing the crafsman:

- spreads the argil mixture all over a plaster model and spreads it evenly to give it the right thickness;
- must be careful to jam the thickest parts and mould’s joints otherwise vases will have some imperfections (in fact, as we say usually, these parts must not be “solle” or “grinze”).

After that,
- the vase is taken out of the mould;
- mould’s joints and blemishes are removed with the help of a plastic stick;
- the vase surface is smoothed and, ultimately, it is completed with a sponge bath to obtain a rustic manufacture.
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The potter’s wheel processing

The same process is made through the potter’s wheel. This is a machinery which makes the mould roll while the craftsman spreads argil all over it using an iron or a wood stick. When the vase is dry, it is taken out of its mould and finally is cleaned like the handmade manufacture.

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