Majolica: ware prepared by tin-glazing earthenware and firing it a second time.
After the first firing, the bisque is dipped into a bath of fast drying liquid glaze. When dry, the glazed piece is ready to be hand painted. A final firing will make the glaze interact with the metal oxides used by the painter to create the deep and brilliant translucent colors specific to majolica.
Ceramica Pinto produces the original majolica, respecting the tradition of Vietri Sul Mare
Our tiles are handmade, one by one, choosing the best raw materials and respecting the tradition. No matter what is your style, very modern or traditional, you will find your tile.
The body of ceramic tile (called: bisque) is coated with a glaze. To ensure the uniqueness of our product, we still prepare the glaze in our factory, buying the raw materials and mixing them in the ancient mills. This is our way to guarantee the quality and a high abrasion resistance rate The liquid glass coating is what creates the texture, design and unique white color of our glazed tile. It’s a unique “dirty” white, what we called Bianco Vietri (White of Vietri).
We use an industrial bisque of 10mm or an a handmade one of 15mm. The artisanal one is still produced in a wood oven and adjusted by an artisan.
We decorates our tiles with the brush or the print, but always handmade. And the natural result is a not exact matching in terms of color, that give to the tiles a unique harmony in spite of small defects that will make the tiles even more unique.
The tiles are fired at high temperatures in a kiln. The glaze and the colour create the deep and brilliant translucent texture.