Although an earthenware product, porcelain distinguishes itself from other earthenware products due to the simultaneous coexistence of the following three technical features: hardness, whiteness and translucency.

In addition, there is also the high level of mechanical resistance, low porosity level and high density level, which gives it properties, that during daily use, insures its resistance, durability, innocuousness, smooth touch and beauty.

The raw materials used in manufacturing porcelain, despite being common to those of other earthenware products, go through much stricter and demanding qualitative selection criteria in what concerns the constancy of technical features and absence of contaminating substances, and the daily procedure of laboratorial control testing.

Porcelain paste is composed of four raw materials - quartz, clay, feldspar and kaolin - all combined in a precise composition.

The pieces are obtained using several manufacturing processes such as: Filing, Isostatic molding, High pressure filling and Counter molding.

This is followed by a firing at 1.000 °C, during an 18-hour cycle. The pieces are then glazed and subjected to another firing at 1.400 °C. This is when the pieces reach their maturity, that is to say, become impervious, extremely resistant, white and translucent. This is how porcelain is attained.

Noteworthy, is also its resistance to chemical attacks caused by detergents and food as well as to mechanical attacks, namely through the use of cutlery.

The decorated product is obtained through the application of decoration which is achieved via a third firing at 1.250 °C (high fire), which allows the decoration to be trapped inside the glazed cover - inglaze - and this confers the piece an extraordinary resistance and durability.

At the end of these time consuming, highly specific and extremely rigorous complex processes, not only in its application but, currently, especially in its control, it is our Porcelain, with its extraordinary beauty and quality.