Hand Formed Artisan Bath Sinks & Bathroom Basins
Many of us are energized by the opportunity to purchase hand formed artisan products made one at a time to meet our individual needs. Though the economy and value of manufactured furnishings fills a very positive place in our lives—we nevertheless feel the need for unique qualities and enduring values which are impossible to obtain from factory goods. The importance of hand formed artisan products which we value over a life time of use is not to be underestimated. The quality of our lives can be significantly enhanced by the realization and application of this understanding.
An example of this developing trend is the rapidly expanding use of artisan quality bath sinks in modern bathroom design. Bright color, clean line and precise detail characterize the relaxed simplicity of contemporary artisan sinks and bathroom basins. As a container for flowing water, bath basins and artisan bathroom sinks are the simplest of functional forms. Believing that our everyday environment reflects as well as enhances the quality of our lives; we can bring beauty and utility to the everyday objects that surround us by including artisan crafted bath sinks in our new bathroom construction or renovation.
Vitreous ceramic bath sinks and artisan bathroom basins represent exceptional quality and value. They are precisely formed from porcelains and stonewares which are based on naturally occurring deposits of ball clay, kaolin and fire clay. These carefully graded ceramic materials are precisely formulated to create the exceptional tensile and compression strength of porcelain and stoneware bath fixtures. Each artisan sink is bisque fired to stabilize the form, then carefully glazed and re-fired in a reduction or oxidation atmosphere to full vitrification at 2360° Fahrenheit—the white heat temperature known as Cone 10. The strength and durability of artisan bath fixtures is comparable in every way to the vitreous china and commercial porcelain used throughout the sanitary ware industry. These custom formed sinks are backed with a full satisfaction guarantee as well as the personal integrity of the individual maker.
The handcrafted qualities of a custom designed and hand formed bath basins and artisan sinks are striking and immediately apparent. Subtle blending of form, function and hand worked detail creates a sense of quiet strength and formal character. Every unit displays unique detailing which reflects the artisan hand craft process. Porcelain and stoneware surfaces frequently show finger ridges and inscribed line work which provides opportunities for glaze pooling and rich tonal variation. Hand formed work is distinguished from factory production by the depth of surface detail and the wide range of glaze variation and tonal color. A unique palette of classic glaze choices includes subtle blue and jade green celadons of extraordinary beauty. Handcraft and exceptional artisan skills combine to create an exceptional product that will add a distinctive touch to your home and your custom bath sink installation.
Quality hand craft is not adequately defined by single minded devotion to traditional methods. Skilled artisans have for centuries employed appropriate technology based on classic processes in their effort to creatively explore the best materials and tools available. Progressive clay workers in the 21st century are dynamically redefining traditional processes in their energetic exploration of creative expression. The exceptional products flowing from progressive artisan workshops provide a unique opportunity for the discriminating home owner to express their personal sensibilities.