ROMAN HANDMADE BRICKS
Local Venetian clay is taken from a quarry and mixed with other raw materials such as sand, oxides, clay engobes and quartzite. The clay is prepared, kneaded and then hand-thrown by craftsmen into a wooden mould box. Using a centuries-old technique, this process creates a striking long format shape and an honest handmade finish. The bricks are dried then fired in a tunnel kiln at temperatures ranging from 1020 -1100°c. The resulting product is a unique, linear, Roman Handmade brick.