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Fire Clay Products

C&D Leeds is one of the area’s only stockists of traditional fireclay products including Belfast sinks, laboratory sinks and specialist cleaners’ sinks. All Fireclay products sold by C&D are handmade in England using time honoured traditional methods and materials.

Fireclay ceramics are created by a 'slip casting' process, where a mixture of clay and water is poured by hand into a porous mould. When the sinks are dry enough, craftsmen remove them from their moulds to hand finish each unit through a process of sponging and 'fettling' to create a smooth finish. The products are then fired in special kilns at temperatures of up to 1200°C.

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