Crafting Nugu IronStone
From locally sourced clays to the collective imagination of our indigenous craftspeople and specialists, it's the journey that breathes life into every Nugu Dinnerware.
THE ART OF MAKING
We take enormous pride in our Nugu made collections. We’re still excited by the design process, which is often a close collaboration between Our Family, staff and our clients.
Agile and Conscious
Every Nugu product begins life as a combination of many clays and minerals, which are sourced locally and ethically. Our agile in-house processing allows us to not only maintain excellent quality but also create multiple clay bodies to best suit our client aesthetics. Unused clay from production is recycled and made into slip or milled.
Each Nugu piece passes through the hands of at least 20 skilled craftspeople. Our principles of timeless design along with an emphasis on quality, ensure that your Nugu tableware will last a lifetime.
We use a mix of traditional and modern tools and machinery to craft each piece. From the potter's wheel to solid casting, our processes enable us to realize our client's imagination.
Glazing & Finishing
We design and develop all our glazes at Nugu. All our glazes comprise of locally sourced minerals and are Lead, Cadmium, and Selenium free. Each piece of pottery is glazed by hand, allowing for slight variations and idiosyncrasies that make our pottery truly unique.
Full Vitrification Firing
All Nugu products made of our proprietary IronStone clay body is twice fired to high temperatures of over 1260 degrees Celcius, resulting in a strong and durable product that can withstand the bustle of a busy commercial kitchen or be cherished in your home for a lifetime.