The Clinker Collection came from the intuition to reinterpret a well-known form to the world of ceramics by means of the specific craft skills of the Botteganove workshop. The name itself recalls the shiny material of that name, much used in the 1950s and 1960s in the buildings of some of the most important Italian architects of the time - Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella, Gio Ponti and Franco Albini.
The hexagonal clinker tiles are, in fact, created by brown clay fired at extremely high temperatures. The result is much more resistant than the common white clay and has a glossy surface.

Rich in magnesium the body clay reacts in a particular way to a combination of certain glazes, taking on vibrant nuances. This would not be the case with the common body clay. That said, it is by no means an easy material to use requiring a firm hand: the natural reduction in size, the application of glaze by brush, the firing in the kiln with little oxygen are all processes that need the expertise and patience of a skilled artisan.

The latter ensures special attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship. The clay mixture and glazed surface impart a unique character to the tiles, creating a distinctive and durable design.


Botteganove Studio