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Handmade bricks

Handmade bricks
Handmade bricks
The 2.0 "fornaciari" era
Handmade bricks
Handmade bricks

If you are a lover of clay and the way it is worked, you cannot miss the Celleno furnace, where bricks are made by hand. Operational since 1996, it is located near Viterbo (between the Tiber Valley and the mountains Cimini), connected to the construction industry, where many centuries ago the materials for the buildings of ancient Rome were produced. Here Pietro Facchini gives life to his bricks, and it is always here that thanks to so-called "fornaciari" come to life steps and strips for old houses and new buildings.

The work is made as it once was, with the cooking that takes place in wood-fired ovens, non-stop powered for three days, and the natural drying, with wind and sun. After carefully choosing the best clay, free of impurities, bricks can be used both in outdoor and indoor. The result is a unique terracotta artifact used for the restoration of old churches and historical centres.

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