Uncommon of a business idea, Sir Ugu Bigyan of Tiaong, braved the industrial sector in starting a brick-manufacturing facility. Within the borders of their property, workers and Sir Ugu himself produce molds after molds of this reddish bricks. This will go to establishments and private homes perfect for the beautiful interiors and building facade. Through the years of quality finish and standard, Sir Ugu is able to scale a larger market reach, extending to overseas. His products now include an extensive array of baked clay products, ranging from daily household items to establishment decors. Touring his facility in Quezon Province would bring you to his creative world.
In the museum portion, the dream catchers immediately caught my attention. This intricate hand made and designed produce hi-pitch sounds that are unusual from a clay product. The mugs and cups on display are good both as everyday use and kitchen displays. You can find a perfect coaster partner for this.
We are privileged to visit the production area. Passing through a corridor, we saw where the imported clay raw materials are washed and drained for days to ensure the quality.
Their workers are also able to share some of their techniques from kneading, molding, shaping and actual application of designs. You have to note that each and every masterpiece, whether small or big, are handmade and handpainted individually. Thus, Sir Ugu explained that bulk orders do not really appear 100% identical.
Sir Ugu also showed his large ovens where the products are baked and dried to a precise period and temperature. Luckily, there is a batch of products that are currently for the cooling process and we are able to see layers of different products.
Sir Ugu also accepts tours within his facility. You can pre-arrange or inquire through (042) 545 9144 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
This 4-day trip is sponsored by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, and by Philippine Information Agency.