We've developed a unique manufacturing method at Three Seven Paris, with a precise vision for the ceramics we wanted to create. Our initial goal was to craft tableware that was distinctive and singular, starting with its color: we tint our white clay with natural pigments to achieve an ivory hue.

We aimed for pieces that were light and streamlined, departing from the traditional rustic aesthetic of ceramics. We wanted them to feel like holding an eggshell in your hand, with smooth material and gentle curves. To enhance this organic feel, our pieces lack handles, feet, or any other embellishments, but instead rest on a tripod during the enamel firing process.

The manufacturing process takes over a fortnight. We employ slip casting, a well-known technique in ceramics, using plaster molds specially designed by and for Three Seven Paris. The slip, a skillful mixture of clay and water, is poured into these molds. At the first impact of this jet on the plaster mold, the ceramic already develops a unique characteristic trait: a slight beige halo on the back of the piece. It will reveal itself after firing, bearing witness to this artisanal process, like a birthmark. 

After this casting stage, we observe natural drying times, which vary depending on the shapes and atmosphere. It takes between 72 hours and over a week in humid weather to obtain a dry piece before undergoing the first firing in the kiln at 1000°C for 48 hours.

Following the initial firing, our illustrators draw with slip on the pieces. The illustrations, done in simple black lines, are freehand and can take anywhere from 10 minutes to nearly 3 hours depending on the designs.

Then, we glaze each piece to vitrify it and make it suitable for food use. A final firing at 1000°C is necessary to obtain the finished piece.

Today, we combine meticulousness and artisanal process to create unique, harmonious, and homogeneous pieces. This craft requires great humility in the face of clay, and many parameters must be controlled during production. Each new kiln opened brings its share of surprises, between disappointment and wonder. This is where the beauty and excitement of this art form lie.