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       Manufacturing                                                                      MADE IN ENGLAND

 

Skilled craftsmen and quality control are

the key to Dunoon’s philosophy of  

producing the highest quality mugs, 

well designed in both shape and pattern 

and manufactured with the greatest care 

for the discerning customer. 

 

Dunoon uses a high quality Fine Bone  

China clay from Cornwall, South West 

England which contains 50% crushed 

animal bone to give the mugs a 

translucency, bright whiteness and 

strength. 

 

Dunoon uses local skilled craftsmen for  

each stage of manufacture, many of  

whom have worked for the 

company for many years

 


All Dunoon mugs
are inspected
and passed
with application of
the Dunoon shield.

 

1. MOULD MAKING

2. SLIP MAKING 3. CASTING 4. OPENING THE MOULDS

Plaster moulds are made 

Slip is mixed up

The slip is used to fill the moulds, a process called casting, excess slip is drained from the mould

The moulds are opened and the mug is taken out

5. SPONGING

6. HANDLERS 7. FIRING 8. GRINDING

The dry clay mug is sponged by hand to remove imperfections

The handle which has been cast seperately is then glued to the mug body with the aid of extra slip. The mug is cleaned again and placed in to the kiln

The first firing is in the Biscuit kiln where the mugs are fired over 11 hours at a temperature of 1220°C

The Biscuit mugs are inspected and any imperfections are ground off with a sanding belt

9. POLISHING

10. GLAZING 11. LITHOGRAPHING 12. ENAMEL FIRING

 

The biscuit mugs are then polished in a vibro mill

Glaze is applied by hand dipping, Once dry the glazed
mug is fired for a second time
over 7 hours at
 1080°C

The mug design is printed as a transfer called a litho which is applied to the mug with a squeegee.

Once the transfer is applied
the mug has a final firing
at 825°C