Glazed lava, Lava rock for kitchens and bathrooms

Lava is extracted from volcanos in the center of France.  It is then cut, shaped, glazed and fired at over a 1000° in our workshop.

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There are multiple uses for lava : kitchen worktops, bathroom vanity tops, inside or outside tables...

We also make lava tiles in different sizes.

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a little history...

Derived from the volcanic region of AUVERGNE, lava rock was first used as a construction material.  It was used to build many local monuments, in particular the Clermont Ferrand cathedral.

In 1827, a chemical engineer, Mr. Mortelecque from the National Factory of Sévres carried out his first experiments.
Since then, glazed lava has been used for numerous purposes (street name plates, sundials, road signs, garden and dining tables, etc…) mainly for it’s frost and heat resistant qualities, it's solidity, and also for the permanency of the glazes employed.

Currently, glazed lava is used for kitchen and bathroom surfaces. In this field, lava easily competes with contemporary materials. Modern kilns can often contain slabs measuring up to 2.50 metres long. Amongst lava’s competitors, no other can boast such a shimmering aspect. The ranges of glazes are innumerable and therefore allow colour researches to obtain perfect matches with surrounding items (furniture, curtains, etc…)...  THIS CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED WITH CERAMICS.

 

Atelier WIART

- 68, Route de Draguignan - 83690 Salernes
Phone: +33 (0)4 94 70 66 77 - Fax:+33 (0)4 94 67 54 14 - E-mail : kim@atelier-wiart.com

 

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Association's members Terres de Salernes :


Alain Vagh Céramique - Atelier de la BAUME - Atelier WIART - Carrelage Louis SETTE - Carrelages MAURIN
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Membre de l'association Terres de Salernes :


Alain Vagh Céramique - Atelier de la BAUME - Atelier WIART - Carrelage Louis SETTE - Carrelages MAURIN
Carrelages Pierre BOUTAL - Terres Cuites SISMONDINI - Carrelage TRICHARD