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Copper Crenelated Sink by ou8nrtist2 Copper Crenelated Sink by ou8nrtist2
This is one of my CRENELATED COPPER SINKS integrally cast in a polished concrete counter top. By this I mean, I MAKE AND FORM THE SINK SEPARATELY FIRST,then it is cast in the counter top.For this I partner with Patrick Miller of bohemianstoneworks.com
Those large pebbles on the left were collected by the client at the beach and incorporated into the piece.
The THE WHOLE UNIT IS CAST UPSIDE DOWN in Pat's shop using high performance cement of his own proprietary mixture,on specially made VERY FLAT casting tables(which I built). There is an array of small pins welded to the side of the sink buried in the mix so that it cannot escape...
I make this crenelated design in stainless steel and bronze as well,in both integrally cast versions(as you see here) and in the surface mount configuration as well.All my sinks are at least 1/8 inch thick.
The process for shaping the sinks is done by PUSHING a round flat disk down into a female (hemispherical)form (or several)with an 85 ton arbor press. The edges of the sink deform as I push it down,and I've come to learn how to control those "CRENELATIONS" somewhat. So each sink is shaped slightly differently and remains one-of-a-kind even though I start with a similar round flat disk blank on all of them.
I have been a student of organic design(shapes from Nature)all my life. This process of UNIQUE REPLICATION satisfies my appreciation for distinct hand made artifacts while at the same time qualifying as SERIAL MANUFACTURE.
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunningly beautiful! I love copper, and when it is highly polished like this, it is prettier than gold, in my opinion. Is there some kind of sealer on it to prevent tarnishing? How does one properly clean an item like this, to make sure it doesn't become discolored?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional
It does take maintenance polishing about once a month.Others like the natural patina and just let it go...
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Beautiful
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional
Thank you Professor...
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RhouenRhu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
;-) great ;-)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional
Thanks Rhu...
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! You make such pretty things.

Also, you were the inspiration for my latest journal feature theme: Kitchen stuff. :) See here: [link]
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional
Ah madam ,you honor me...
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fun finding (and sharing!) unique things! :ahoy:
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JigsawDoll Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:omfg: great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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