Caleca Ceramiche: The Prequel

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Uno (1). A busy day at work. It made the day fly by!

Due (2). Cuddle time on the couch with Dave. I fell asleep almost instantly.

Tre (3). Homemade margaritas. Thank you Uncle Michael for the delicious and always worthwhile recipe with freshly squeezed lime juice.

Quattro (4). Package & card from my Aunt Karrie!!! Thank you so much. Look at this sweet card.

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Cinque (5). A warm bear hug from my mom!!! Well, it was the thought of such a hug, and that’s what counts. Thanks, Mama. I miss you, too.

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Cento

Here is the down and dirty of Caleca ceramics. We start with photos of the factory, inventory shelves and the process of cutting and pressing ceramic placemats.

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This worker slices chunks of clay to place into a press, peel off and lay the resulting placemat on a cart to dry for a few days; then it bakes in the kiln for several hours.

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Drying.

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Queuing for the methane gas oven kiln.

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“Enameling Department”

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Plates dipped in special sauce.

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Then, this woman…

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…applies these labels before another baking.

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Finally, the dish may come to these artists, who were in yesterday’s post.

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Ciao ciao!

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