RESEARCH: TEMPERATURE CHANGES

TEMPERATURE is a fundamental element in the ceramics process. A variant that can make everything change radically.

In search of a coincidence

This collection was born in search of a result that we found out by chance a year ago in a firing test at 1180ºC. The result fascinated us at that time, but it was not until a few months ago that we decided to continue investigating and achieve the same result to make a production of pieces.

The search for the same result has taken us months, in which we have learned that different kilns can give different results even if they are programmed at the same temperature, we have learned that the descent curve to which the pieces are cooled is also important and we have learned that a kiln, no matter how new it is, can give different results depending on how much you load it, how you place the pieces or what shelve they are on.

In conclusion, we have learned that the clay we work with is very, very sensitive to changes in temperature and that a few degrees radically change the result.

The importance of temperature

The temperature at which a clay or clay body is fired can make a big difference. The same clay can be fired at a temperature at which it will be porous and more brittle and at a temperature at which it will be more resistant and impermeable. Clays, or the different clay bodies that we make with them, can mature at very different temperatures depending on their composition, so it is important to know the mature point for the use we want to give it.

The maturation temperature can be very specific, where a few degrees of difference can make a big difference depending on the composition of the clay body.

All clays have a maturation temperature, a point at which they transform into a resistant and waterproof body.

A few degrees of difference

A collection that reflects the importance of temperature in the ceramic process. We observe how the same clay body has different results as a result of a few degrees of difference.

In order to maintain the purity of the clay and its natural color, a process has been carried out to waterproof the pieces naturally and without glaze. This is why we recommend washing the pieces by hand, as this will extend the life of this last extra layer of protection.