One Word, Skill
We use skills you won't find anywhere else in the world. Unique skills. Skills that are combined with a passion for, our very special natural raw materials, and a passion for getting it right. Skills mixed with just a little bit of magic too. The magic that turns grey, damp special natural raw materials into something pure white, or pure red, in our second line of manufacturing, something permanent, something brilliant.
How We Make our Tile:
At Eastern Spirit we use traditional skills and techniques, the highest-quality raw materials and our dedicated team of craftsmen to create our classic and timeless tiles.
At the start of the process, we produce the very special clay from mixing different kinds of special natural sands formed on mountain over thousands of years after facing very hard climatic conditions, mostly located in Italy, using original 19th century machinery. The clay is then giving its shape by using either the casting or pressing method.
Next, the dried clay is carefully sponged and fettled to smooth aluminum mold.
The first firing is called the biscuit firing.
At Eastern Spirit, we use gas kilns and fire at temperatures of over 1000 degrees. After firing, the pieces are taken to our specialized biscuit selectors who inspect and brush the tiles and prepare them for 100% hand drawing using special oxides, in the same method used since the creation of this craft four thousand years ago.
We are at the forefront of very few factories around the world that still use this method and technique, which forms and entirely unique and beautiful finish, attainable only to Eastern Spirit.
In order to harden and ensure the quality of our tiles, the piece is then fired. Finally, the design is dipped in glaze and fired for a third time, setting the pattern tile underneath the glaze.