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Craquelé: a distinctive note of glazed lava stone

Why craquelé?

Craquelé, or craquelure, is a french definition acquired from history of art, to point out the fine pattern of dense “cracking” formed on the surface of ancient paintings.
On lava stone glazed surfaces, being a simply a physical consequence of glazing process, craquelé is an aesthetic value of enameled lava stone products and tiles.
Craquelé intensity is variable, as it is a natural consequence of high temperatures stone glazing with crystalline colors.
This is distinctive and so much appreciated by lava stone lovers.

craquelé effect on white restaurant table top
craquelé effect on white restaurant table top
glazed lava stone countertop
craquele effect on ancient white

comparing 3 neutral enamels, we can appreciate how craquelé can change from one to another:

lava stone surface crazing change each time...
lava stone surface crazing change each time…

light, smooth, and yet visible is craquelé on this lava stone lamp:

lime yellow lamp
lime yellow lamp
glazed lava stone table
glazed lava stone table

 

and, finally, you can notice the crazying on our Vietri traditional table tops:

craquelé is perceivable on this traditional Vietri pattern
craquelé is perceivable on this traditional Vietri pattern
traditional Vietri tables
traditional Vietri table