Manufacture of our ceramic products

Since there are many different techniques for making ceramics, we would like to explain to you how our ceramic products are made.

Dana at the turntable

Before you even start to form something out of clay, you should consider several things. The essential characteristics of earthenware , stoneware and porcelain are very important. In addition, you always have to pay attention to the focal area in which you want to work. Furthermore, clay and glaze must be coordinated. These processes are usually very lengthy and require many test firings to combine everything perfectly.

We have specialized in firing stoneware clay for more than 20 years. We burn it densely at 1230 °C, giving it very high mechanical strength. Our ceramics are therefore also suitable for the dishwasher and microwave.

There are different colored clay types, we use a leather-colored clay.

Clay and glaze are optimally coordinated. Our choice of colors ranges from white, green, light to effect blue. Rubbing in manganor powder gives the vessels an earth-colored surface. The use of the glaze serves to make the vessels easier to care for and to improve their appearance.

The production of our everyday ceramics takes place mainly on the rotating potter's wheel.

In order to be able to process the vessels further, they have to dry for a certain amount of time until they are leather-hard. In this state, the vessels z. B. knuckled. Patterns can now be cut or scored into the pottery and spouts for teapots can be embellished - the final touch to the shape before drying is completed.

After a few days of complete drying, the vessels are fired for the first time in what is known as biscuit firing or pre-firing at 950 °C. In this firing, a chemical transformation of the mineral components of the clay body takes place.

The burned body, as the clay is called in this fired state, is still porous. This serves to absorb the glaze, which has a slightly viscous consistency. The water evaporates and the mineral glaze powder layer remains on the body.

Now the vessels are glaze fired a second time at 1230 °C. There is a chemical bond between clay and glaze. The glaze oozes out in your colors.

So there is often a surprise, especially with the blue effect, after opening the oven door.