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Bronze Vanity Ensemble by ou8nrtist2 Bronze Vanity Ensemble by ou8nrtist2
This is a re-shoot of a piece I made for some special clients a few years ago. I was visiting there today and happened to take a few more pictures for the archives. It features my "Crenellated Bronze sink"integrally cast in a poured concrete vanity top. The frame is in stainless steel with a true acid patina to give it the bronze match. The towel bars on the end and beneath are in forged stainless steel. The mirror frame is also in bronze. This was a site specific design concept from start to finish.

Again I will say;all concrete pieces are accomplished with the creative collaboration of Patrick Miller of :
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
fucking... WOW...
*wants a sink like that now*
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional
Save your pennies,bronze prices have skyrocketed in the past two years...
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
yea i know, it's getting expensive to cast in for even small pieces :<
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional
I'm making a life size figure from silicon bronze and must use all my scrap because I can't afford to buy a new sheet.
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
da-aaamn. No option to bronze plate? Or is that also hella expensive?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional
You mean like bronze electroplating a steel piece?
I am actually exploring that as an option.
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
yea, might end up cheaper, and they used to do it a lot for noveaue (however you spell that) pieces, so they had the bronze 'look' without the cost. I think you can do it to iron castings fairly well, dunno with steel, but yea worth looking at.
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apple-dark Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Writer
Beautiful and interesting to the eye.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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Frigid-Flames Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
damn, that's nice. i love the color of bronze
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional
I'm not thrilled with that faucet in this case,but the overall composition is pleasing and quite functional.
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Frigid-Flames Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
yeah the faucet does stick out a bit, but it isn't bad. overall it's quite nice:)
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savrene Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
that is such a beautiful mirror! id change my whole room to fit it in.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional
Thank you for your kind compliments...
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! :iconlovehug: A collaboration is always sooo much more fun when the two of you work soo well together! :love::iconlovehug:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional
Thank you Peg...
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hon, if I could afford it I would have you help us with our bathroom sink and counter as well as our kitchen... one of your sinks in my kitchen? :faint: AWESOME! :icontrampolinefunplz: :wow: One of these days my friend, one of these days! :love: :glomp:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional
Well thank you for your vote of confidence...
I DO ship my sinks worldwide but my partner that does the concrete counter tops does not.
He's surviving on the local Greater Bay Area market.
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:aww: Then you may, or rather he may know, my Uncle's plumbing shop, Champion Plumbing. My cousins still own it, I believe. ;P I must have forgotten that you were in the Bay Area, I grew up in Concord, Walnut Creek, Antioch, Oakland and San Francisco. :rofl: :love::glomp:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional
Haven't heard of Champion plumbing.
But I'm up in Santa Rosa and my partner is in nearby Sebastopol.
I haven't been to the city in a couple of years...LOL
You guys redoing your bathrooms now?
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
We kinda have to... the A/C guy stepped through our roof and we didn't figure it out till the rainy weather hit, a few years back. We have been fixing and redoing it ever since ( our homeowners insurance said that the problem was an old one and wouldn't help with the fix ) :rofl::rofl::rofl: If we could afford to do that metal roof NOW it would help a LOT but the 15k a contractor wants and the actual cost of the metal is sooo outrageously different, we can't risk it. So we fix it ourselves and then we will have to do the bath :giggle: picture flooded bathroom with your own waterfall :giggle: not really a pretty picture. :rofl: Son-in-law couldn't stand it the first time it rained here last month, he took GREAT STUFF to the holes and the kids have decided to do the roof themselves ( it floods in their bathroom ;P ) btw it is super dry in Phoenix so we rarely have rain, the flood isn't as bad as the picture I paint of it!! :giggle::rofl::lmao: Now the kitchen is another matter ;P :icongrin--plz:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional
Just conincidenatally,
My newest posts are for cabinet and drawer hardware for a kitchen remodel in Denver...
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dieselart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, very lovely vanity set :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional
Thanks Kelly.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
very nice, I always wanted to do concrete countertops, maybe now ill just make a small table... oh and is that a Grohe faucet? Or whatever that name is...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional
No idea what those faucets are...
Just FYI the acknowledged bible on concrete countertops (at least in this area) is a book by Fu-Tung Cheng called"Concrete countertops"...
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
yes,i know the book :) its just that i installed many of these faucets at one time, they were quite popular with the richer people in the ny/nj area, they look too cartoonishly phallic as far as im concerned hehe
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Evil-Ed-1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Beautiful work! Great contrast between the concrete and bronze color wise and the flush fit between the two looks awesome.

-- Evil Ed
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional
Thank you Ed...
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional
Thank you Teresa...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Really pretty as usual. Love the bronze look and the crenelated sinks are cool.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional
Such wonderful clients too.
They bought another piece this week.
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nativeart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh I just love repeat customers.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional
They had purchased a new bronze sculpture in Israel and had no base or shelf to put it on so I was sent over by my concrete partner to design something appropriate. After considering many alternate designs I showed them a "Parson's Table" I had in my livingroom with 1 1/4 solid steel HEXAGONAL legs. They loved it and it fit in the designated space like it was made for it. So they bought it. I suggested they have my partner make a cast concrete top that matches all the other counter-tops in the adjacent bathroom. They said "of course",so I made a template and took it to my partners studio immediately.Everyone was happy. My partner gets a little job without having to design it or go to the clients house. The clients gets a "matching piece" for their lovely house that displays their new sculpture to advantage,and I make a sale on something I've already made on speculation...
As time goes on,I feel more and more capable of giving folks what they want design-wise but even so it doesn't always go this smoothly...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol for sure. Sounds like a lovely sale. If only they could all be so easy.
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bruno999 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That is really cool. Thanks for sharing. I kept looking at the transition from the concrete to the bowl, wondering how it was done. It sounds like the bowl was set into the concrete mold and poured around, but the finishing to make the seamless transition, without "dicking up" either piece, is at least as much an art form as the pieces themselves. Great work, from concept to completion. The mirror is the icing on the cake.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional
They were cast together UPSIDE DOWN on a VERY flat platen table.
Then ground and polished...
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sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Man that looks so classy inlayed flush with the stone what a cool effect.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional
This is the look that arrested our attention after we made our first experimental design and collaborated on the "Fusion Line" .www.bohemianstoneworks.com I think the upgrade on his website is almost finished)
Pat Miller is one of my partners and has grown his concrete counter-top business in the past 4 years into a thriving little enterprise. And this is no ordinary concrete either. He spent a year researching the formula and has arrived at a remarkably tough and resilient product,but still keeps refining it further. Every new additive innovation makes it stronger and stronger allowing him to pour thinner and thinner slabs with no loss of structural integrity.You should see his fireplaces...
I had a nice long chat with him yesterday. He's currently moving his shop from a lovely but remote spot out on the coast to a bigger facility in Sebastopol,so he'll only be about 5 miles away. He's making a showroom at the shop so we'll have our own local venue for clients to view our wares.
I'm fairly excited as well in that he expressed his willingness to explore new collaborative designs.
Music to my ears...
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sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
This might be a big break!

I worked for a little while with a guy who did concrete tables, he was an idiot though, creative but very much an idiot.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional
I am lucky to have several such creative collaborators.
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