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About Campania International Established in 1984, Campania International's reputation has been built on quality original products and service. Originally selling terra cotta planters, Campania soon began to research and develop the design and manufacture of cast stone garden planters and ornaments. Campania is also an importer and wholesaler of garden products, including polyethylene, terra cotta, glazed pottery, cast iron, and fiberglass planters as well as classic garden structures, fountains, and cast resin statuary.
Campania Cast Stone: The Process The creation of Campania's cast stone pieces begins and ends by hand. From the creation of an original design, making of a mold, pouring the cast stone, application of the patina to the final packing of an order, the process is both technical and artistic. As many as 30 pairs of hands are involved in the creation of each Campania piece in a labor intensive 15 step process.
The process begins either with the creation of an original copyrighted design by Campania's artisans or an antique original. Antique originals will often require some restoration work, which is also done in-house by expert craftsmen. Campania's mold making department will then begin a multi-step process to create a production mold which will properly replicate the detail and texture of the original piece. Depending on its size and complexity, a mold can take as long as three months to complete. Campania creates in excess of 700 molds per year.
After a mold is completed, it is moved to the production area where a team individually hand pours the liquid cast stone mixture into the mold and employs special techniques to remove air bubbles. Campania carefully monitors the PSI of every piece. PSI (pounds per square inch) measures the strength of every piece to ensure durability. The PSI of Campania pieces is currently engineered at approximately 7500 for optimum strength. Each piece is air-dried and then de-molded by hand. After an internal quality check, pieces are sent to a finishing department where seams are ground and any air holes caused by the pouring process are filled and smoothed. Pieces are then placed on a pallet for stocking in the warehouse.
All Campania pieces are produced and stocked in natural cast stone. When a customer's order is placed, pieces are pulled and unless a piece is requested in natural cast stone, it is finished in a unique patinas. All patinas are applied by hand in a multi-step process; some patinas require three separate color applications. A finisher's skill in applying the patina and wiping away any excess to highlight detail requires not only technical skill, but also true artistic sensibility. Every Campania piece becomes a unique and original work of garden art as a result.
After the patina is dry, the piece is then quality inspected. All pieces of a customer's order are batched and checked for completeness. A two-person packing team will then pack the order by hand into gaylord boxes on pallets. The packing material used is excelsior, a natural wood product that has no chemical additives and may be recycled as display material, repacking customer orders, mulch,or even bedding for animals. This exhaustive process ensures that Campania will remain a popular and beloved choice when it comes to garden decor.
Dimensions & Specifications
17.25 diam. x 19.75H in.
Terra cotta and earthenware are always slightly porous. Although this allows plant roots to breathe, it also constitutes a risk in winter. When the temperature drops below freezing, any water present in the pot walls will freeze and expand. This will cause the pot walls to spall and can ultimately destroy the pot. Since Campanias terra cotta is hand-made, they absorb far less water because the clay is processed differently. They are frost-resistant if handled correctly. However, because any water held in a pot from rain or melting snow will freeze and expand, any pot made of a non-elastic material is at risk if left outside left unprotected during winter. Although Campanias planters are of high quality and are frost-resistant it is still recommended that they be stored in a frost-free covered area in winter. If left out, water may accumulate in the container and freeze, casing the planter to crack and break. '
A: This product is handmade and painted. With that it takes time to put this product together. This is a special order meaning that it is not made until the order is placed.
Q: "Do I need to bring my planter indoors in the winter?"
A: It is recommended that you do bring in the planter during winter months. If this is not possible make sure to elevate the planter off the ground. Also before you put the soil in the planter you can put bubble wrap around the inside of the planter and this will help with the expanding and freezing.
Q: "If I order two of the same Campania product will they match and be the same color?"
A: The Campania products are hand made and hand painted so there will be a color variance between the products.
Q: "What is the PSI for Campania's pieces?"
A: Approximately 7,500 PSI. Concrete sidewalks are 3000, so they are very durable.
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The Beldon White Urn Planter features a simple and elegant style perfect for inviting guests inside the home to relax for a while. With a beautiful hand-glazed white finish, this handmade ceramic urn features a wide rim and roll design around the body. It is large enough to hold plants, flowers, topiaries, and more.About Campania InternationalEstablished in 1984, Campania International's reputation has been built on quality original products and service. Originally selling terra cott