Handmade Olive Dish
Inspired by her passion for the Sun, the Sea and the Mountains, Algarve Tasting Basket challenged Clarisa to create these rustic-looking olive dishes in the color of the Algarve Sun.
Don’t hesitate to give an original and special touch to your table with these 100% handcrafted olive dishes, enhancing the flavor of delicious Algarve olives.
Each of these pieces is meticulously handcrafted by Clarisa, in her picturesque studio, to the sound of nature and in the company of her beloved pets, with incomparable affection and dedication.
The pieces are made in white clay (earthenware) and, after being molded by hand, they are left to dry completely for 2-3 days or even longer. After drying, they are slowly cooked in the ceramic kiln (“muffle“) until the temperature reaches 800ºC (thus obtaining what is called “chacota“). When the oven cools down, the pieces can be removed, painted and glazed, so they can be placed in the oven again, this time for firing at 1000ºC. This way, the pieces are glazed, impermeable to water and can be washed in the dishwasher.
Value artisans in the Algarve and offer tradition, 100% handmade.