This listing is for a custom MADE TO ORDER sink that will take about 3-4 weeks
to make, dry and fire. This price is for a round sink up to 15" in diameter and
up to 8" deep. I can use this sand dollar stamping one of the existing ocean
themed stamps or molds I have made or I can create a new one if you have
something else in mind. You can look over my other listings at the
colors/glazes I use, primarily I do crystalline glaze, please read the
paragraph below for more info. If you have something different then what you
see in my work please convo me prior to ordering with questions.
Each of my sinks is made by hand and not from molds. They are each one of a
kind a piece of functional art! My sinks are wheel thrown porcelain then I add
the hand stamped borders piece by piece. I usually make two sinks for each one
ordered to insure one comes make it successfully threw the drying and firing
process, because of this they are a lot of work. Please convo me in you are
interested in a larger sink.
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.