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Fantail – Ceramic Birds - Splashy


SKU: SPG007000000
Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Price: US$38.48
Weight:

0.4 kg

Length:

17 cm

Width:

16 cm

Height:

13 cm

Adorable ceramic Fantail

The Fantail is a small species of birds that can be found in many parts of the world.  Although Fantails may differ in appearance, they are easily recognisable because of their distinctive fan shaped tail.

Splashy’s ceramic Fantail pays homage to this distinctive bird that is much loved by New Zealanders. Splashy products are crafted at the Splashy art, pottery and tile studio in Horotiu, New Zealand. The ceramic Fantail is hand painted by Splashy’s small team of dedicated artists. They use a special paint that has been carefully formulated according to a secret recipe. This paint gives Splashy products their signature bright tones and character.

How the Splashy ceramic Fantail is made:

  • Soft clay is inserted into a mould and allowed to set
  • As the clay is setting it is fettled with a damp sponge
  • Once the clay hardens it is considered ‘greenware’ and a can be physically handled
  • This greenware is taken to the bisque kiln and blasted at 900 degrees Celsius for six to seven hours
  • Splashy’s in house artists then apply their special paints to the piece
  • The painted piece is again blasted in the bisque kiln
  • This is followed by further blasting in the galzing kiln at 1160 degrees Celsius
  • The finished piece is then inspected for any damage or faults

The entire manufacturing process can take up to several days to complete. The result is a one of a kind and durable ceramic ware. Give your home or garden a distinctive kiwi character with the ceramic Fantail by Splashy.

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