De Rosa Collections figurines are unique works of ceramic art designed by Uruguayan artisans and craftsman. Each figurine is carved by hand; no two subjects are ever carved exactly the same. When the carving is completely finished the figurine is ready for its first kiln firing. The figurines are hand-painted with a colorful variety of ceramic slips and bright enamel glazes. When completed each figurine once again needs to be fired in the kiln. The application of gold and platinum mark the final step. These precious metals are used not only to accent the personality of the figurines, but to transform the Collection into the brightly colored jewels in the world of hand-crafted ceramic design.