In a long history of ceramics, such as Vietri, where it lives an ancient tradition of four centuries, there is always something new and exciting to learn. The ceramic collections born from the desire to evoke the decorations of the elapsed times, sometimes with personal interpretations. Once indeed, beautiful “riggiole“ (Neapolitan dialect word, which indicates the tiles) only enriched the patrician villas, churches and monasteries where they became the most particular aspects, the details of the decoration in domestic architecture.
The great taste and imagination today give back a part of the new protagonists riggiole, glazes and techniques of the decorations, which are represented as reasons timeless, classic always important finishing decor and beautiful residences.
The starting point of the whole production Francesco De Maio is the heritage, rich in shapes, colors and wisdom, the traditional processing of Vietri ceramics. The decorations are still handmade Vietri White enamel when the material is still raw, highlighting the extent uniquely human is given seize the finished product. Brushed on by hand with big brushes the color is distributed evenly on the tile. Sponged by hand is another technique to distribute the solid color. A curiosity: you run with real sea sponges which give the tile a color more diaphanous than the yield brushed. Screen printing by hand is one of the simplest techniques. Through a web of silk with the impression of the drawing, the color is leaked onto the tile with a spatula. It is distinguished from hand painted to the compactness of the surface of the color. Hand print: it is the forerunner of the screen printing technique. The outline of the design is imprinted on the tile distribute the color with a brush, through a mask resting on the tiles. Decoration freehand: this is the most technically complex and valuable.