Each Perrin & Rowe fireclay sink is lovingly created using time honoured traditional methods and materials, bearing testament to the craftsmen who produce them. Perrin & Rowe sinks demonstrate the natural characteristics of fireclay ceramics and are created by a ‘slip casting’ process. A mixture of clay and water is poured by hand into a porous mould. When the newly formed sinks are dry enough, craftsman remove them from their moulds before hand finishing the sinks through a process of sponging and fettling to create a smooth finish. Following a gradual drying period of up to 40 hours, the sinks are then prepared with a ground coat before being glazed. Firing in specially designed kilns at temperatures of up to 1200 degrees centigrade completes this rigorous process. Whilst modern technology has improved manufacturing methods over the years, the principles of this handcrafted product remain the same. Traditional craftsmanship is as important now as it’s always been.