“Black Stone made of soot,
Cradle of art,
Water which gives shape to the clay
Air, anchor of the glazes,
Fire, spark that gives life to the colors,
Fire mouth widely opened in the dark
burns, invests of hot breath”.
The artisan shops of Vietri Sul Mare process the clay of the quarries of Ogliara. The tubs of decantation were used to purify the clay which was filtered and packaged in loafs. So, they used to forge the tiles with wood stamps. After the drying, the tiles were refined by hand and put into the oven. The support was glazed, then decorated by hand and put again into the oven.