How are the tables made?
The volcanic stone is quarried from the Umbrian hills and then cut to the size and shape required. It is then fired in the kiln to ensure there are no flaws in the stone. After this firing a white under glaze is applied to the top face of the stone to provide a smooth surface.
The artist then paints the chosen design onto the table and a clear transparent glaze is applied to the top.
The table is fired again in the kiln at 1,000 degrees Celsius for about 24 hours. This brings all of the colours to life and provides a truly beautiful, practical piece of furniture.
The smooth, lustrous finish is impervious to moisture, frost and the elements. It produces a table which is a durable, maintenance free alternative to the standard woods, metals and resins.
- Unlike other stone such as marble these tables are non-porous and will not stain
- They are frost proof and can be left outside, uncovered all year round
- They are impervious to UV light so the design will not fade
- They are heat resistant so that dishes can be taken straight from the hottest oven and put onto the table surface with no risk of scorching or burning
- They do not require any special cleaning agents
As every design is hand painted, every table is individual. Even tables that are produced to the same basic design will be an individual hand painted masterpiece. Or, if you prefer, you can have a standard design modified to your own tastes, or you can even have a completely new design produced that is unique to your home.