The pottery is made from a pure mixture of earth and water, forming a sensual and pliable matter to be sculpted by the craftsmen. Once the planter takes its shape, it is left to gently air dry, until it is ready to be placed into the kiln. The extreme temperatures of the fire bring about a unique alchemy that solidifies it into its final form. To them, working with clay and transforming it with air and fire is an endlessly compelling elemental process.
Domani manufactures high quality pottery that consistently reflects the passion and expertise if its craftsmen. Founded by Bart Bauweraerts, Gino Van Den Breen and Pieter Leemans in 1992, the company oversees all steps of the manufacturing process, from the conception and design of the collections at our Antwerp headquarters to the production of each piece in our own facility just outside of the historic Hungarian city of Pécs. The city is home to the world-renowned Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture and is equipped with over 160 years of acquired skill in stoneware and ceramic production.
Opting for purely manual production methods and age-old techniques rather than the machine-made and automated, we value those tell-tale remnants that only human hands leave behind. The clay is mixed on site to achieve the perfect consistency and colour. Each pot is crafted manually, each texture and finish applied by hand. Our glazes are custom designed for the various collections. Similarly, our zinc and corten steel pieces are assembled on site. This guarantees the quality of each Domani pot – as well as its uniqueness. The character imbedded in a Domani piece gives it not only its tactility, but also a closer connection to those that took part in its creation.