Brass Cork Screw
A piece of brass works on wood, slowly grinding it open, only the beginning to a night of unbridled passion.
Craft Type: Metal Work
Archaeological evidence shows that brass has been used in India since the third century BC. Where the ancient craftsmen made sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses using a naturally healing five-metal alloy called panchdhatu. Considered to be the most sophisticated, Brass cutlery is still preferred among affluent Indian households. Our immigrating artists operate in Moradabad, the largest copper making region of India, rightfully known as the Peetal Nagri (Brass City). Where they use advanced technologies like electroplating, lacquering and powder coating to create contemporary metalware adorned with time-tested designs --- an absolute treat for the modern-vintage soul.
Made in: Rajasthan
Dimensions (cm): Length: 15, Height: 9.5, Breadth: 1
No. of pieces in a set: 1, One Cork Screw
- Many kinds of clays are available for this kind of pottery but our studio potters from Auroville and Shantiniketan use ball clay since it is found in abundance around them and can be treated very easily. This clay is carefully prepared by our potters using exact proportions.
- Kneaded to perfection, the prepared clay is then mounted on the potter's wheel.
- Where our craftsmen give it a shape using traditional hand-building techniques.
- Once the shape is ready it's fired in a bisque powered by local fuel.
- After the shape solidifies, it's glazed to give it a natural sheen.
- Once ready, the piece is left to dry under the sun for 2-3 days.
- On drying, this piece is glazed by dipping, trailing or brushing on a thin slurry composition of the glaze and water and then it's fired in a bisque.
- The colour of the glaze changes significantly before and after firing.
- Please note that the process of glazing renders porous pottery vessels impermeable to water and other liquids, thereby increasing their shelf life.
- Soak a soft sponge in tepid water, apply mild detergent and gently rub your vessel clean.
- Then wipe your metalware dry with a clean cloth, this helps to retain its natural finish.
- Use a dishwasher to wash or rinse the vessel.
- Use a microwave to heat food in your vessel.