In our constant desire for innovation and evolution, using that accumulated experience, around the year 1990 we began to decorate using the technique called DRY ROPE , this technique comes from the Arab Spain consisting in separating the colors by means of a grease stroke, which makes the drawings remain in relief. Although it can be made on vessels, it is almost always used on tiles, achieving a wide variety of images of all kinds with a spectacular color and texture, only achieved by specific enamels of dry rope.
Through this technique we manufacture: Heraldic shields (for which we have extensive documentation), commemorative plaques for all types of events (bullfighting, sports, cultural, etc.), for municipalities all kinds of signs for the streets, entry milestones, shields locals, numbers for houses, dishes, etc.), signs for farms, country houses, urbanizations, dishes with a variety of sizes and models, irons for livestock, advertising clocks, items for signage (bathrooms, numbers for houses etc. .) In short all types of murals in any size, we can say that today the largest mural that has left our workshop, has 10.2 x 2.6 meters, we manufactured it in 1999 for the transfer Orellana-Zújar.
Another work that we are most proud of is the Espronceda park in Almendralejo, exact replica of the old park, all the sockets both inside and outside, fountains etc, we made them in dry rope in 2002, still being able to do more emphasis in this branch, in order not to extend more, we went to the next artisan technique that we use is none other than the MAYOLIC
What does the majolica consist of? What are the differences between dry and majolica?
Being the two artisans, they have nothing to do with each other, unlike the dry rope, in majolica we take the piece of terracotta, either tile or crockery, we bathe it with a glaze that almost always be white, and paint on it as if it were an oil canvas, only with ceramic materials (vitrifiable oxides), which can be fused with the base enamel in the final firing in our ovens, (either of the two techniques cited they have a final cooking of 980º of temperature). It is complicated because it is difficult to touch up in case of error and also the colors really do not look as they are until the work is out of the oven, so you have to paint almost to the eye (as far as color is concerned).
What can we offer by majolica?
Well practically everything on dry string, plus all kinds of murals almost without limit, since this technique allows us to reproduce still lifes, landscapes, religious images, skirting boards, floral motifs, scenes from everyday life, hunting scenes, images of the fauna and flora, etc., etc. The work is done in full color as well as blue, ocher, etc. Being very useful for the restoration of old pieces. We have a wide variety of baseboards for the client who wants to have a handmade and personalized touch in their house with their favorite borders and colors.
Our third branch, which we have recently incorporated is the third-fire ceramics also called photoceramics, through this technique we can "pass" any photograph to ceramics, any assembly, any sketch, that is, there are no limits, all that the client wants to have a tile mural with almost no size limit, we can do it in full color, black and white, sepia etc.
If you look for an image in tiles and can not find it, you just need to bring us a photo, postcard, stamp etc. And we will reproduce it to the size that it asks for.
In Ceramics Cuéllar is the only non-artisan branch within our manufactured, this makes its price more affordable, making it suitable for short runs in series with a good price. One of the items we offer is the fotoporcelana for tombstones with the photo of the deceased, in various sizes and models. All the works in this ceramic have a final cooking temperature of 800º.
Something very important is that all our manufactured have an indefinite duration, being fully guaranteed for outdoors, INCLUDING THE PHOTOCERAMIC , I make special mention to this clarification since there are other techniques of decoration on tiles that do not serve for outsiders and customers think it's the same, which hurts our article.
And to finish, although today our manufacture is dedicated almost exclusively to the artistic ceramics in its slope of tilework, we must not forget that we continue making pottery, so if any customer is interested in decorative vessels, coffee sets, wine, water, watches, piggy banks, sports trophies, plaques for cultural events etc, etc, do not hesitate to communicate with us, we will attend you very gladly.