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Factory tour

Explore our factory

The river still runs through our factory, overlooked by rolling hills. Please, take a step inside and see how we do things.

Perfect glaze

When you enter the factory, the first thing you might notice is – pink. That’s because all the glaze we use is pink before firing. The pinkness disappears in the firing process, and it’s there to make sure we have a perfect, even glaze on all our products.

Ancient technology

The production is a mix between ancient craftsmanship and hi-tech. Our largest oven has been in use – continually – since the factory opened. But we also have a lot of advanced computerised machinery.

Crafting a canvas

We do everything right here. So first, you’ll see how the raw materials are tested. Then they’re blended to make clay. Now, the real fun starts. The clay is formed. It is then dried before firing. After that, it is glazed – pink – and then fired again.

At the printing facility, we add decals for logos and patterns. And finally, we have our canvas ready for the chef – shiny, white vitreous porcelain. Now ready to be shipped out by our efficient, flexible sales staff. Or to our showroom or museum. All right here.

Factory Outlet

Our Shop

While you're here, don't forget to stop by the factory outlet, where you'll find a complete selection of our current products. Maybe a walk through our little museum as well?

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Factory Outlet

Our Shop

While you're here, don't forget to stop by the factory outlet, where you'll find a complete selection of our current products. Maybe a walk through our little museum as well?

Sustainable? Of course

Figgjo uses no harmful materials in production, and our emissions are zero. The little pink “lake” you’ll find outside our factory is flushing water from the glazing process. When that water has passed through our on-site treatment plant, the pink glaze particles filtered out are put back into production.

We recycle all leftover materials throughout the production process. Finished items that don’t meet quality standards are re-used as filling materials for local industries. Our parking lot is actually paved with recycled porcelain!

Steady hands

Throughout the tour, you’ll see (and hear!) all the machines being run by our workers at any time. What you will also notice is how much is still done by human hands. In fact, some products require as many as 52 different operations by hand. Porcelain manufacturing is indeed a craft, and there is no substitute for a trained eye and a steady hand. No matter how advanced the machines.

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