Comiendo con los ojos: Pordamsa

By Sugar Lane - 7:30 AM

Buenos días! Hoy os traigo una visita que hicimos hace tiempo, pero esta vez no vamos a probar ningún plato, veremos cómo se hacen esas preciosas piezas donde se emplatan auténticas delicias.  Bienvenidos a Pordamsa, el taller de diseño de vajillas para los mejores chefs!

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a visit we made some time ago, but we didn't try any dishes, instead we are discovering how beautiful plates are made, so then we can place food on them. Welcome to Pordamsa, the design workshop where tableware is specially made for chefs!

Tras una excursión a Pals tuvimos la suerte de que Manel Puigdemont nos abriese las puertas de este increíble lugar y nos explicase todo el proceso que hay detrás de cada plato.

After a trip to Pals we had the chance to visit this amazing place guided by Manel Puigdemont, who explained us everything behind each beautiful piece.


Comienzan sacando la inspiración de la naturaleza; rocas, erizos de mar, madera...

It starts with inspiration from nature; rocks, sea urchins, woods...



En el taller, con vistas a la naturaleza, van dando forma a las ideas.

In the workshop, with field views, they shape every idea.



Cuando tienen el diseño definitivo hacen el molde.

Once they have the final design they make the mould. 


Y después preparan la mezcla para hacer la porcelana con caolín, cuarzo y feldespato.

And make the paste mixing kaolin, quartz and feldspar. 




La pasta la moldean y la cuecen a 900ºC durante 20 horas para que pierda el líquido y se quede dura. A este acabado poroso se le llama biscuit.

They mould the paste and fire it at 900ºC for 20hrs so the water evaporates and the piece becomes hard. This porcelain is known as biscuit.


Después la sacan de los moldes, le aplican una capa vítrea y la vuelven a cocer a 1400ºC  durante 24 horas. Después de esto la pieza de porcelana ya está lista.

Once they remove the mould they glaze it and fire again at 1400ºC for 24hrs. Then the piece is ready.



Si la quieren decorar con pigmentos después le vuelven a dar una cocción a 900ºC para obtener los colores.

If they want to add some pigments for decorations they need to fire it a third time at 900ºC to fix the colours properly.


En el showroom se pueden ver (y comprar) piezas maravillosas de porcelana y de cristal.

At the showroom you can see (and buy) wonderful porcelain and glass pieces.




Como broche final nos hizo mucha ilusión ver la foto del tartar de atún de Carlos incluida en el catálogo, siempre será uno de mis platos favoritos!

To top the visit we found the tuna tartar made by Carlos in their catalogue. We are so proud, this will always be one of my favourite dishes!


C-66, Km 5,5 · St. Climent de Peralta - La Bisbal d’Empordà,
Girona (ES) 
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  1. Such a nice event! Hope you enjoy your trip! Have a great day! Kisses <3
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  2. q curioso! y el plato del atún dan ganas de comérselo!

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  3. This is amazing. Must have been so interesting to see and learn about.

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  4. It is nice to see the behind the scenes of these beautiful plates. Thanks for these beautiful photos.


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  5. How cool to go behind the scenes! The plates are beautiful :)

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  6. this is really interesting! I had no idea about how these are made!
    xoxo

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  7. Maravilloso Sara!
    Besos rojos por doquier!

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  8. This is so interesting, it must have been fun to see this in person. It is absolutely and art!

    xx,
    Tania
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    1. Yes! It was like magic seeing it coming out from the firing!

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  9. What a fascinating workshop to tour! It looks like you learned a lot :)

    Hope you have had a lovely week and have a great weekend ahead of you :)

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  10. Wow, obviously it was such a great workshop!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  11. Wow this is amazing. Loved it. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Cris
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  12. Esta visita parece muy interesante e inspiradora! Seguro que la disfrutaste, vaya obras de arte!
    Un besazo

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