Are hard days, so much work around museums to plan new exhibitions.
But today some respite.
I went with Raffaella to the quarries clay of Castellamonte (70 km near Turin) and we bought 150 Kg of earth. The " Terra di Castellamonte" is a stonware with the mica in it, is used for pots-pentole, fire resitse , with it made the classic "tofeja"round pot for cooking the beans.
And finally I have dirtied my hands, using a curved glass of an old chandelier, found in the trash, I realized four large plates-bowls, 35 - 40 cm in diameter.
Method: I make a sheet of clay with rolling pin, 12-14 mm thick, cut a disc with a compass, using the talc I put the sheet on the glass (see photo) and fixed glass with the clay to the wheel where I made the foot and cut the board, after I drying (I have a powerful jet of hot air 600-1000 ° C) while running on the wheel. I turn all, and delete the glass. Finally I do the shape, enlarging the board and thin thickness to 7-8 mm on the wheel. Simple!Simple!Simple!
- Studio di ceramica-Pottery. After a long period of experimentation and testing at DOCKS POTTERY weʼd like to show our ceramic work. The works we produce come from the use of local red and white clay as well as semigres like the earth of Castellamonte. We make all our own glazes from formulae we found in an old ceramics manual, many of which we have modiﬁed after extensive testing and experimentation. All our glazes are lead free and contain no toxic substances. Docks Pottery via Valprato n°68 10155 Torino Italia email@example.com