Friday, February 10, 2012
The image to the left is the beginnings of no less than 2-3 days wrapping and packing to make sure the terracotta arrives at its destination in one piece. Each cazuela is wrapped individually, made safe for the journey and has enough Spanish newspaper to secure a Chinese Ming vase! Why do we do this? Well with ceramics of any description you can never be too careful, we have to consider the rushed forklift truck driver unloading pallets at the other end, rough voyages and also basic transportation at the Spanish end as well as at destination.
We have been asked in the past why we open and re-pack our cazuelas and the answer is simple... Spanish deliveries are designed for Spain, not national shipping so to ensure the lowest percentage of breakages possible we feel that spending the time prior to dispatch is well worth it in the long run.
Artesano recently brought in around 2000 pieces from their terracotta and ceramics range. This was packed into 40 large boxes and palletised before making its long trip from Orce in Spain all the way to Sydney Australia, which is a very long trip for boxes of ceramics to take! Iain and Gayle individually wrapped each and every piece of ceramic or terracotta ware. In addition for the more fragile items they wrapped them in individual cardboard casing. This is an amazing amount of work, we know, as we had to unpack it all! ~ Artesano, Australia.
One of the main issues in shipping fragile ceramics internationally and indeed nationally is breakages. If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of potential shipments outside Spain then we are more than happy to discuss your concerns and requirements, simply pop into our main website and follow the links.