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Burley Clay Zanesville Glazed Cobalt Blue Ceramic Bird Bath
BY BURLEY CLAY
Quality ceramic stoneware construction3.5 inch bathing depth Cobalt Blue color in Zanesville design Glazed bird bath Traditional pedestal style Top interlocks with the base Dimensions: 17L x 17W x 21.75H inches Made in the USA. Feature a fabulous water display in your yard with a Burley Clay Zanesville Glazed Cobalt Blue Bird Bath. This gorgeous bird bath is made from quality ceramic stoneware and is fully glazed for added durability. The attractive Zanesville design comes in a Cobalt Blue color. The pedestal-style top has a bathing depth of 3.5 inches. This style has an interlocking top to the pedestal base. Special Note: The ideal bathing depth is 1.5 to 2 inches. You can simply fill the bath with 1.5 to 2 inches of water or you can take the decorative approach and use polished stones or similar items to raise the water level while keeping the bird safe. About Burley ClayLocated in Roseville Ohio Burley Clay Products has manufactured garden pottery and bird baths since 1933. Proudly designed by craftsmen in a range of styles from traditional to modern and sophisticated Burley's planters are produced using reliable methods spanning from high-tech hydraulics to age-old handmade molding. The key to their quality lies in the fact that at Burley Clay the artisans understand their materials as well as the needs of their customers; the result is high-quality long-lasting planters that stand the tests of time and weather. Burley Clay planters are proudly made in America and sold across the United States and Canada. A Note About Burley Clay's Unique ProcessBurley Clay uses several different production methods to produce their stoneware. From high-tech hydraulic and RAM presses to the craftsmanship required in jiggering and casting their production methods differ significantly but share certain features - an emphasis on quality efficiency craftsmanship and attention to detail. Certain production methods require thicker more solid clay while others demand a thinner more liquid consistency. The processes carefully clean and mix the clay blend at a perfect consistency specific to each production method. One of the methods Burley Clay employs today is a rarely found lost art form known as jiggering. It's an old-fashioned hand-made process used to create several of their larger items such as birdbaths pedestals and planters. In this process the jiggerman places a plaster mold inside a spinning steel drum then adds an estimated amount of clay inside of the mold determined by the size of the piece to be manufactured. As the clay begins to dry the plaster mold draws the water away from the clay releasing the clay from the mold. The ware is then removed from the mold and the rough edges are trimmed. This acquired skill requires years of apprenticeship and is usually passed down to family members who have worked in area potteries for generations. see more...
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