The oldest of the processing techniques
Parking is the oldest of the techniques and is done entirely by hand, without the aid of any shape or mold. It is also the most difficult technique, being entirely entrusted to the skill and experience of the craftsman. Before starting, a drawing is made that reproduces the features of the vase and the relative measurements, taking into account the fact that the material, when drying, is reduced from 8% to 10%. The processing starts from a support surface, in terracotta or wood, on which the "foundation", or the base of the object, is created by using a "hub" of earth, that is a clay ball, which is flattened with the hands to give it a circular direction, and leaving it a little raised at the sides so as to be able to attach the "wick" well: the clay, in fact, before being used, must be spread on a surface and given a elongated shape, like a long stick (or "worm"), called "wick".