They manufacture fired clay tiles and other pieces such as finishing edge pieces for pools, matoncitos, tovas, navetas, etc. Anticfang manufactures fired clay tiles, completely hand-made, following the traditional method.
The process is rather simple. It requires a wooden mould, with the shape and the size of the piece to be manufactured. The mould is then filled with kneaded clay and then unmoulded and left to dry. Once dry, it is fired in the oven at 980ºC during a certain period of time. Once out of the oven, the piece is ready.
The quality of the pieces they manufacture cannot be higher, since they use different clays from the area, giving them a special colour and special characteristics which cannot be found in other places.
The craft is learnt at the factory. All the producers are masters within their craft.
They don’t have any teaching experience, the producers have learnt from others before them at the same factory. The expertise of each one of them is what eventually determines how much they produce. Learning how the first person learnt is hard to say, since, when they bought the factory, there were already people there who knew how to carry out the craft.
Various in Spain and in different parts of the world, using their own materials.
Regarding the works they manufacture, one must bear in mind that generally they don’t sell their products to the final consumer. They usually sell their products to certain specialized shops. Their products have been used in the restoration of the Alhambra in Granada, in the Simon Gallery exhibitions hall in London, in the Pantheon of the Soriano family in Villareal, in farmhouses in Extremadura and Andalusia, and in single-family dwellings and hotels in Spain, Europe and other parts of the world.