MACHINE FLATWARE MAKING
Flatware making or Jiggering is another name for the automated making of our plates, saucers, bowls and other flatware items.
A round 4-5" diameter length of pugged clay is fed through a conveyor belt to a cutting wire, which will cut an approximately 1" thick piece of the clay. This is fed onto the specific shaped mould, rotating on a feeding platform, the mould and clay is moved around until it meets a metal tool (roller head). This tool automatically presses down onto the piece of clay, rolling the clay over the shaped mould. The formed piece and mould are then dried and the edges sponged, to produce a smooth finished overall flatware piece.