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Shaws Sinks

Handcrafted for life

The world’s finest fireclay sinks

Shaws of Darwen

There’s only one Shaws

This is the sink made for those who want to own an original, who believe making a statement is one they make for themselves. Ours is an age-old process passed down through generations and our sinks have been made the same way by hand, in the same quiet corner of North West England for over a hundred years. Each is a work of art, lovingly produced and signed by the hands of one master craftsman.  

The epitome of understated luxury

With clean lines and natural shapes, our fireclay sinks are forever relevant and versatile in their simplicity. Shaws’ classic collections and contemporary interpretations are welcome in traditional to modern décor, because timeless beauty fits in everywhere.

Shaws Fireclay Sinks

Handcrafted with care

Each Shaws sink takes 24 days to create. Each is hand-molded, hand-poured and hand-finished, glazed not once, but twice and fired for two days at higher-than-normal temperatures in specially designed kilns. The finer the craft, the more it shows in durability. There’s no better proof of performance than a sink made for a lifetime, and ours are still in use in 100-year-old English homes.

Handcrafted

Our Process

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Slip Casting

The process begins with a mixture of locally sourced clay and water being hand poured into porous moulds – this is known as 'slip casting'.

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Hand-Finishing

When the newly formed sinks are dry enough, our master craftsmen expertly hand-finish these artisan products through a process of sponging and ‘fettling’ to create a smooth surface. It’s at this stage that the craftsman proudly imprints his name on the base of his creation.

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TWICE GLAZED

Only after leaving a sink to gradually dry out for a period of over 40 hours, is it deemed ready to be prepared with a first coat of glaze. It is then glazed for a second time to improve the feel and durability of the product.

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FIRING

Each sink is then carefully fired in specially designed kilns at temperatures of over 1200 degrees Celsius to complete this rigorous process.

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