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Your horse painted on a plate
Why do you have to have your horse painted on a plate?
We will explain it to you immediately.
We at Club Cavallo Italia love horses, all horses and, like all people who love horses, we would like them to be always close to us but, for almost all of us, this is not possible because the horse is not a cat or even a dog but it is much, much bigger and, of course, you cannot keep it in the house.
So we asked ourselves a question
If I can’t have my beloved horse in my house, how can I always have his image before my eyes?
Not with a photograph
Photography is cold and commonplace and my horse, my beloved horse, deserves much more than just photography.
My horse is important and precious, very precious to me so his image must be a unique image on something precious.
That’s why your horse painted on a plate
But not on any plate. Your horse will be painted on a plate only if the plate is in a precious material, as precious as your horse and the majolica is very, very precious.
So we asked…
So we asked our artist, very good at painting horses and making magnificent majolica objects, to do it for our friends of Club Cavallo Italia.
She immediately accepted with enthusiasm and told us that to make a perfect majolica plate you need a long, delicate and difficult job that begins with the photograph of your horse and, therefore, each plate is unique in the world, like your horse, and very different from the cold series production of other decorations.
Here’s how your horse painted on a plate is born
To better understand the high artisan value of each piece, we will tell you how the majolica plate is created with the image and, if you want, also with the name of your horse.
It is necessary that…
To have your horse painted on the plate it is necessary that you send us by email a photo of your horse for our artist to start his work.
As soon as your photograph arrives our artist gets to work and creates the basic design of your horse and, I remind you, of his name if you want it.
It starts from…
It starts with the red biscuit (a dish molded in clay and cooked for the first time at low temperature) and proceeds with the enamelling of the dish by immersing it in a mixture of enamel stanniferous and water of adequate density, and then it is left to dry.
In the meantime, the dusting is made: a perforated drawing on light paper used to transfer the drawing to the surface of the plate, using a bag of coal dust which is gently beaten on the surface, obtaining a very light dotted trace.
From the traces of dusting our artist draws the contours of your horse painted on a plate
At this point…
… at this point the real decoration part begins
Using powdered colors diluted in water, the overcoat is carried out (and therefore not erasable, since the color is absorbed by the porous enamel), through the skilful mixing and overlapping of the various shades, so that the final result is as similar as possible to your horse.
In the photos you see below you see the progress of the coloring of your horse painted on a plate.
Once the colored drawing is…
Once the colored drawing is finished, the plate is covered with a layer of crystalline: a transparent glass coating capable of enhancing the colors, spraying a particular mixture of fluxes, made with a specific professional tool.
At this point the dish is introduced into the appropriate oven, where it will be subjected to the second cooking at 950 ° C: the entire cooking and cooling cycle lasts about 15 hours.
Each of these steps represents a very delicate moment of processing and is performed manually by the expert hands of our artist.
Since it is a handmade dish you may find slight differences in the surface and colors: these are not imperfections but inherent characteristics of the artisan majolica, which emerge after cooking and which confirms that the dish has been handmade, just for you.
And that’s it…
Your horse painted on a plate is finished, with the name of your horse, and on the back you will find the writing that confirms that it is a strictly Made in Italy product and, if you want, a possible dedication.
Now that you know how your horse will be painted on a plate and how precious it is, just order it using the button below of course, the photograph of your horse sent by e-mail and your plate will arrive comfortably at your home, protected from bumps that could damage it and at no cost shipment.
Finally, with your plate he will also have the Exclusive Services reserved for our Customers.
… and now why not take a look at our Murano Glass Horses.
The excellence of Made in Italy in the most binding animal (but we don’t like to call it animal)
Now we ask you a courtesy
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We will be really happy and, if you want to write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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