A 350 year old technique!
Ceramics comes from a mixture of 3 kinds of clay collected in the bed of a river. The ground is dried, crushed in a pestle, then filtered, and mixed with water to obtain a homogeneous paste. For the largest pieces, the form is obtained using a plaster mould. Small ones are however hand-fashioned. The pieces are then dried partially until obtaining of a compact consistency, then smoothed using semi-precious stones to give them a shining aspect, before being cooked in a traditional ground furnace. Finally, at the stage of the reduction process, natural combustible materials are burned in order to give a light metal reflection to the ceramics. No varnish nor enamel is used.
The qualities of this product range are comparable to those of cast iron.
Like with any cast iron plate, one shall first boil some milk before the first use because of its slight porosity.
The ceramic can go in the oven, on flame or electric plate.
It can also go to the dishwasher.
The cooks appreciate it enormously because it retains heat and preserves the food flavours.