The slurry for making the porcelain is a mixture based on kaolin, feldspar and quartz. This slurry is placed in a mold (a form for making plaster molds) .. The paste porcelain is then the shape of the mold.
Cooking: After drying and finishing the piece is fired once at 980 ° to expel the moisture and solidify porcelain. This is the so-called "smart". Porcelain is then ready to be glazed by dipping in a liquid bath.
Glazing: Porcelain is soaked in baths of enamel "tempered".
It will then fired at 1400 °, where it will lose about 15% of its volume in all its dimensions ... to become a waterproof and sound piece white translucent.
The porcelain is then hand painted or with colors made from pigments or with gold.
The gold liquid arrives us, it is diluted with chemicals that allow the gold settling on the porcelain during baking. chemical burn and only gold remains surt porcelain.
It is quite magical to bake this black liquid and our beautiful gold output furnaces ....
RECOGNIZE A BEAUTIFUL PORCELAIN
Each creation porcelain home Selignac Laure takes many hours , many manipulations and a rare expertise.
Every gesture is important , each step is necessary and noble raw materials ( including gold ) is fundamental
Limoges porcelain comes alive in its basic form in Limoges, and then each object is Art hand painted by our artists, who with talent and expertise give life to creations.
Each piece is signed and numbered by the artist who painted it. Each art object is authenticated certificate.
House Laure Sélignac working on every detail. And even if you do not know how to say why you perceive this perpetual quality concerns .
- The white enamel : A beautiful French porcelain has a white enamel.
- The colors used on porcelain : the light must be intense because everything depends on the decor .
- The fine porcelain ...
The decor and hand painted decoration , small fire technique. This technique allows execution finesse and clarity.
The two small red dots on the cup with a butterfly are points of reservation. The reserve allows us to protect the area where we do not want to work for the moment. Step necessary to protect the areas on which we will then apply lighter colors .
Photo 2 , we paint blue color on porcelain, then we remove the dots lacquer (reserve) and we bake at 850 ° .
Photo 4, we paint pink and green before annealing at 800 ° .
Photo 5 and 6 and 7 , we put gold brush, you discover these photos in black, and we bake again. In fact , gold is present in liquid form and the magic of chemistry , cooking only gold remains on the porcelain.
The porcelain cup out of the oven in photo 8 .
We need to " scratch work " china for a beautiful gold that glitters .
The Skyscraper Bosse is the object that you discover on avaont last photo .
Then you see the cup part out of the oven and where gold is not " high- worked " (It seems that the room is more " brown " than gold) , and the right side of the cup we have already dented scratches !
At each step, if the establishment does not meet our quality standards , it is discarded.
Every year we break dozens of parts during manufacturing .
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All parts do not possess the same qualities. The manufacture of porcelain is a delicate process requiring precision work until his final presentation. Handled carefully , it is the result of expertise and quality of an artist's hand.