seca” (dry cord) technique originated in the
15th Century, South Spain which was the main center of Western Art and
Culture. At that time
ceramists masters did not know how to mix colors when firing them, so they
were constantly looking for new ways to separate colors, and one of the
methods they devised was the “cuerda seca”.
technique they combined Gold and Enamel to create extraordinary
works of art today appreciate all over the world.
products are made in Spain by artisans from generations of families
that have followed this
traditional technique just the way it was practiced in the 15th Century.
We offer you the highest quality accent pieces that are unique and uncommon
in the USA.
“cuerda seca” process begins with the “Bizcochado” (bisqué), or
molding of the clay, which is then dried and decorated with a first
drawing of lines (with an oil-based made with manganese bioxide and olive
oil) that block the porosity of the clay and are what later will allow the
separation of the Enamels.
a first firing at low temperatures, the Enamels are applied by dropping
them in the spaces between the lines, and now a second firing, this time
at high temperatures make the Enamels hard and shinny. Then the 24K Gold
is applied with a brush and the final firing, the third one takes place
giving each one of our products its singularity.
Our Products have undergone lead and cadmium
analysis rigorously conforming to EEC directive 84/500 and the US ASTM for