Our ceramic atelier is an association of artists and ceramists many of whom are members of various professional societies and associations based on family craft businesses.
This is why our works are of authorship even when we rework famous historical objects of art or use our standard molds.
This is also why you can get exceptional art objects made for your home in one singular exemplar. Even when they are made using our standard molds, there’s always a unique component to them: low relief murals, carved ceramics, art murals or complex multilayered brilliant glazing.
Tiled pictorial art murals can be utterly stunning and mesmerizing, but unfortunately the seams sometimes ruin such splendorous work, and what’s more – firing huge swaths of ceramic in craft workshops like ours is not always possible. What to do? How can one remove these seams that callously cut and slice such amazing art into terrible squares? There is a way – it is ceramic slab technique.
Preserving the splendor of painting’s artistic design without ruining the intricacy and delicacy of author’s pictorial work is only possible with this technique. However this is not it’s only merit, for only slabs allow for addition of volume and optical depth to the art as one can add low relief to the mural and let the picture step out into a different dimension.
It is only slab technique that combines sculpture and painting in one work of art which can find it’s home in your residence and can make it spark up with the glow of the handmade.
Our seamless slab murals are done from a clay slab, which is made when an artist rolls clay like dough, then replicates the desired picture on it and then cuts it up on a needed amount of different pieces.
The seams (cut lines) fall on the silhouette lines so during the assembly and installation of such murals the seams seemingly blend into the picture and become unnoticeable, thus not ruining the picture.
After the firing we put the mural together like a puzzle, polish it so the pieces come together smoothly and then cover it with white enamel so that we can get to painting.
During the drying and firing the slab distorts slightly, however after the grinding these warpages remain nothing but hints which only add expression and factor of handmade to the mural.
After the sintering the colors of the mural solder into the enamel and secure themselves on the slab, almost forever preserving the gloss and vibrance on the ceramic painting.