Zeckwerkz has been creating architectural ceramics for commercial and residential situations since 1998. We design, manufacture and install architectural ceramics, architectural and decorative metal design elements, large decorated ceramic urns, water features and decorative hand formed and tooled copperwork.

Sorrento

Sorrento

The design brief for this project was to create a water feature which would hide an ugly wall and transform a difficult location into a feature.

We were presented with a very challenging site as you will see from these images.
The new house occupied most of a rising sand hill site with the entertainment area close to the neighbours fence and an old retaining wall to the rear

Images of the site before

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A new retaining wall was built to the rear of the property and created the backdrop for our installation but also required we design abutting walls, steps and stairway to integrate the design and provide access to the upper level for garden installation and maintenance.

The design incorporated two water features, a waterwall and a feature with three conical fountains lit from within.We chose an Australian botanical theme, the Banksia, and used a semi matt copper green glaze for all the ceramic work. This glaze has the ability to change colour depending on light levels so the view is ever changing.

The copper ‘Banksia’ tree is an artwork in it’s own right. A structural framework of varying sized copper pipe was created and once the leaves were cut, shaped and tooled they were fixed to the structural armature.

An important criteria in the design was that the features should be interesting and attractive whether the water was flowing or not.

The water features incorporate lights to create another face for night-time entertainment.

Ceramic lanterns were used as design elements

The brickwork walls required for the installation were undertaken by the builder and his electrician and plumber were required to supply services and connections to the new work.

A variety of drawings were produced for tradesmen and client approval. These assisted in coordinating and programming trades and delineating builders work from our work.

 

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