This boarder design has lovely herons birds and fish on top of textured leaf
impressions. This boarder is very time consuming. First I texture the
background of the boarder with a series of leaf and texture stampings. I
created the herons stamps myself and each one is hand cut and placed on the rim
as well as the fish. I use clay slip (liquid clay that acts like glue) to
permanently join the boarder to the thrown sink bowl. I will then go back and
refine detail and texture to get it as perfect as I can.
This listing is for a sink up to 16" in diameter and 7" tall, please convo me
prior to ordering if larger dimensions are needed. I am usually happy to make
prior to purchase so please convo me if interested. I primarily do crystalline
glazes for the sinks and can pretty much find a way to do most colors but if
you are interested in a certain color that you do not see in any of my work
please convo me to see if I can do it. I will need the size of your drain pipe
which is usually 1 1/4", 1 1/2" or 1 3/4" in diameter prior to shipping. Thanks
for your interest!
Crystalline glazed ceramics is a very involved process. The flower-like
appearance of the glaze is actually zinc crystals that grow in the glaze during
a slow controlled cooling after the peak temperature is reached. The glaze is
very fluid and tends to run of the pot so a catcher is also thrown and fired
under the piece to catch the run off glaze. The catcher is then separated and
the bottom is ground down if there are any sharp edges or uneven glaze pools.
Since the process is so involved there is a lot that can go wrong, so each
successful piece is precious and completely unique.
The porcelain is a cone 9 porcelain fired to cone 9, that means it is
completely vitrified (glass like) and will not absorb water. Please do not use
abrasive cleaners (this will wear down the glaze over time). Plumbing not
I am now packaging myself and shipping through USPS due to breakage occurring
with other methods. They are insured. Packaging for two boxes and bubble wrap
is about $10-15 per sink and the actual shipping cost varies based on delivery
distance from me. I do refund shipping overcharges or would be happy to change
the price prior to purchase if you shipping is less because of location
proximity to me.