The latest arrival in the workshop of Artenova: an 8 cubic metre kiln

2015/05/06     / / / / / / / / /

WP_20150408_003For several weeks now Artenova has been working with a new kiln, which has taken the place of the previous one. It has a capacity of 8 cubic metres and can hold up to four 8-hectolitre amphorae (the largest ones they produce). The kiln accomplishes the last delicate stage of the processing cycle of terracotta, the firing which must be done gradually over a period of 3 days.

WP_20150408_001The jars, once they are perfectly dried, are placed in the firing chamber of the new kiln where they reach a temperature of about a thousand degrees. This collaboration of earth, air and fire produces the wonderful pale pink colour, typical of the terracotta of Impruneta.



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