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At the workshop

Once inspiration is found, a model piece is made in plaster on the wheel.

From this model piece, a first mold in plaster is made.

 

In order to judge the final rendering of the piece, a prototype is cast in this mold.

Once these prototypes have been validated, manufacturing tools are produced:

- A matrix mold is drawn from the first mold. It can be made of plaster or silicone.

- The manufacturing molds that will be used by the manufacture are all cast in plaster on the matrix mold. (They are the exact replica of the first mold)


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At the manufacture in Limoges

Porcelain is a "memory form" clay, which is why it is necessary to be extremely careful, attentive and delicate, because if a blow, even a light one, is inflicted to the piece, it will be deformed during the firing at high temperature.

The pieces are dried and then heated for the first time at 980° celsius, this step is called bisque-firing.

After the first heating, the pieces are dipped one by one in a glaze bath which gives the porcelain biscuit its glazed aspect.

Firing at high temperature: the pieces are heated again at 1400° celsius. It is at this temperature that the porcelain reveals its transparency, its whiteness and its solidity. The parts are ready to be used daily (they are dishwasher microwave, and oven safe).


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At the house of wax for the scented candles

La Maison française des cires is a Masters Chandlers house, falling heir for four generations to a unique and secular family savoir-faire, that carries chandlers' values and traditions, as well as their production techniques, which are gone from most houses, in the great tradition of "handmade".

La Maison française des cires is a Masters Chandlers house, falling heir for four generations to a unique and secular family savoir-faire, that carries chandlers' values and traditions, as well as their production techniques, which are gone from most houses, in the great tradition of "handmade".

Each of the waxes, mineral or vegetable, is of quality superior food, the wicks are in pure cotton. Each of the materials has been rigorously tested, selected and was the subject of a particular choice according to the scents .  The "dough", a unique mixture, is specially worked out for each perfume, so that it can express itself with trueness and balance.

Each of the waxes, mineral or vegetable, is of quality superior food, the wicks are in pure cotton. Each of the materials has been rigorously tested, selected and was the subject of a particular choice according to the scents .  The "dough", a unique mixture, is specially worked out for each perfume, so that it can express itself with trueness and balance.