Cerámica Cárcamo is a Sevillian family business set up in 1980. Starting from the techniques of traditional ceramics, they investigate to create new designs, colours, lines and products which adapt to their client’s wishes, among which there are many private clients, constructors, decorators, hotels, restorers, rural homes, etc.
Their products are decorated with traditional techniques. Manufactured with clays and enamels of high quality, their pieces are fired in electric ovens at a temperature of 980ºC, being able to be used both in interiors and exteriors.
They generally use two decorative techniques: cuerda seca (dry cord technique) and painting.
The cuerda seca technique consists of separating the enamels – previously coloured – by means of a black line made of grease and black oxide. These colours are applied with a bulb syringe of different shapes. Once they are enamelled, they can paint over these enamels to acquire an even greater realism.
When the pieces are painted, the pieces made of white or red clay are immersed in enamel. Once it is dry, it will be painted as if it was a canvas. This technique does not allow for mistakes and subsequent rectification. To achieve a more precise brushstroke they use stencils with guidelines to carry out the outline.
After a strict selection of the pieces, they are prepared, numbered, photographed and packaged. Once on site they will be placed directly on the wall without any sort of paint.
Self-taught master with specific training at the School of Arts and Crafts in Seville.
He has had students carrying out their internships coming from different training schools such as the School of Artisans in Gerves, Seville, the School of Applied Arts, Artistic Crafts and Fine Arts in Seville and also a French School of arts.