Terracotta

Our own high-quality clay is made from a kaolin base with special properties. While baking, the clay will coalesce so that virtually no absorption of water is possible. Our terracotta absorbs no more than 3 to 4% of water. This low percentage of water ensures that our potteries are frost-proof.

Corten steel

Domani’s corten steel vessels are slowly brought to life as the seasons pass, shifting gradually from steel grey to orange, then dark red and finally deep dark brown. The weather resistance of corten steel is caused by oxidation that protects the base material against further attacks from the elements. The process takes months, or even years, which is why all corten steel that we use in our manufacturing process has been treated to achieve approximately one year of natural ageing. The outcome is a steel structure that can be used outside for decades to come.

Zinc

Our admiration for zinc stems from its natural beauty. When zinc is exposed to humidity, natural oxidation occurs and it forms its own protective armour. As time passes, nature and the environment slowly adorn zinc with a unique and ever-evolving patina. The titanium zinc used for Domani’s pots, which are soldered with a compound that contains 4% silver, adds to their inherent high resistance to corrosion. This unique composition ensures that our zinc products have the ability to self-heal.

All of our Domani items are handmade in our own European artisan workshop.

Raku

Raku is a baking technique originated in Japan, in the mid-sixteen century. During the extreme temperature

change of cooling down, crazing or cracking occurs on many of the glazed areas of the pots. The multitude of parameters involved provides results varying at infinity, which gives each piece the quality of single objet.