"Cotto in Siena" is our trademark. We stamp all the tableware with this mark and with the writing "Made in Italy" and "Fatto a mano" ( hand made). Today is important to give a territorial indication because we live in the age of globalization in which we never know anything about the objects that go through our hands."Cotto in Siena" guarantees you the possibility to trace the place of origin of all first materials we use. "Cotto in Siena" is also research and innovation. Before offering you a new article, we try to make it in many different way, until we find the procedure that consents us to give you the better product at a lower price. In short this mark represents the quality of artisan product, result of experience, tradition and Italian brilliance. Everybody know that eating well means living well. Similarly to live among beautiful objects, made with passion and care, consents us to feel better, and we want to create these objects for you, this is the aim of "Cotto in Siena" mark.
Our workgroup has developed its knowledge, starting from the most rudimentary bases of HAND MADE artisans.
The first tools of work were made according to the ancient technique handed down to us by our family members and then acquired through historical research and studies based in particular on the art of processing the Etruscan ceramics. We first put our first lathe using an olive tree trunk and some iron bars, so that we could get a plane that would turn perfectly on an axis so that we could pull it out of shape.
The forms we reproduced were mainly vases, cups and objects that we were looking at in archaeological museums, trying to capture as many details as possible so that they were a perfect copy of the original.
Also the material used to make the pieces was carefully researched and studied. The clay had to be of a particular mixture to allow us to achieve an ever more faithful to the original. For this reason, we often found ourselves around clay quarries, but also along the riverside beds near Etruscan settlements, and after decanting it for several days, filter it and sift it to make it so homogeneous and fluid that it can be cast 'Inside the plaster molds, or make it a malleable pasta for the lathe and the mold.
Plaster forms also required a careful and special study, in fact, the matrices that give rise to the various pieces, and the more careful the cure is to make them, to sharpen them, to make them perfect, and the more the object is cured and unique in its gender. Another important research was the composition of the same plaster that constitutes the molds, even here a personal and unique blend has allowed us to overcome all the problems that are usually encountered by working with this particular material, very sensitive to moisture and wear.
Over the years we have integrated the craftsmanship of Etruscan pots with ceramic tableware and ceramic cookware and candle containers.
Several different lines of work allow us to meet every need of our customers.