Casting and pressing

To create our shapes, we use two ancient processing methods: casting and pressing.

For the CASTING we employ previously moulded plaster casts, into which the liquid clay is poured. The plaster absorbs the water of the paste until the desired thickness is reached; at that point the mould is overturned to empty it of the excess material and after a drying period, the mould is opened. The product, still wet, is delicately taken out and refined from any smear with a special tool before going on to natural drying.

For the mechanical PRESSING technique on the other hand, plastic clay, not liquid, is used. After mixing it, cylinders from which the desired quantity will be taken from, are formed, and then passed into the press with mould and counter-mould. The refinement and then the natural drying process is also carried out here.

Mixing of the clay to obtain a casting that has a specific weight and the right fluidity

Casting in plaster moulds

Forming inside the mould.

Mould opening and removal.

Virgin clay.

Clay recovery from processing

Clay degassing machine

Cylinders obtained by degassing machine

Selection of hardness depending depending on the workpiece to be produced

Cutting the required quantity to press one single piece

Mechanical mould and counter-mould pressing

First finishing

Other processes

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