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Gather Co Texture Guide

Here at Gather Co we want to ensure that the gap between your screen and our surfaces is bridged. As such, we have developed this Texture Guide to provide a general understanding of the finishes across our collection and to offer a sense of the ‘feel’ you can expect from each variety.

*Please note: This is intended as a guide only. Some surfaces may sit outside the prescribed finish as stated below. It is not a Slip Rating, you’ll find that in the “Resources and Installation” section at the bottom of each product page.

Smooth
Mild
Coarse
1
2
3
4
5
Rating
Type of Finish
1
Polished A mirror-like shine accomplished by using progressively finer grit during the polishing process.
2
Brushed Brush finishing involves exposing stone surfaces to a rotating wire brush, simulating natural wear over time.
2
Honed A honed finish is achieved by applying a polishing head with a coarse grit fitting.
2
Sawn After initial cutting, the stone is lightly polished to remove the heaviest saw marks but, not enough to achieve a fully honed finish.
3
Acid Washed Acid washing is an exfoliation process where a chemical reaction is used to flake away at the stone’s surface.
3
Flamed A flamed finish is achieved through heating the surface of stone to extreme temperatures, followed by a rapid cooling process – leaving a textured, unrefined consistency.
3
Sand Blasted Sand blasting is the process of forcibly propelling streams of course material against a stone surface to smoothen or roughen it.
4
Chisseled A chiselled finish is achieved when metal combs are run over stone to form a unified grooved surface.
4
Natural A natural finish refers to stone in its raw state. It is reached through a combination of various geological conditions and prolonged environmental/atmospheric exposure.
1,2,3,4
Tumbled Tumbling is a secondary process applied in addition to one of the primary finishes. It is used to alter the edge detail of stone and typically results in reduced surface coarseness. Most commonly, tumbling is achieved by combining both stone pieces and aggregate inside a rotating rubber lined.
5
Bush Hammered This process employs either simple hand-held hammers or large electric implements. The method works through repeated surface impacts with a large metal slug made up of uniformed conical points.
5
Convict Picked A traditional stone treatment historically undertaken by convicts in Australia where steel crafting tools are repeatedly struck against the stone surface to achieve a moderate to heavily textured finish.
5
Split Splitting is achieved by mechanically or hand fragmenting stone, exposing a natural cleft and heavily textured finish.

Gather Co Rating Guide

Gather Co specialises in trading repurposed and antique fixtures. The matured nature of these genuine artifacts means that every piece comes in a distinct condition. We’ve developed this rating guide to help you quickly assess the level of wear associated with each selection.

Low
Good
High
Rating
One Star
These pieces are beautiful although their application must be carefully considered. Structural integrity is compromised.
Two Star
Likely presence of both structural faults and obvious superficial blemishes. Repairs evident.
Three Star
Minor structural issues and/or noticeable levels of wear.
Four Star
Firm structural integrity. Moderate signs of wear.
Five Star
Signs of wear still evident but, well preserved. Structurally sound.
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Anatolian Feature Urns

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Weight: 46kg

Height: 810mm

Diamater: 590mm

Mouth Opening: 220mm

Unique characteristics

Earthy coloured external patina consistnat with heavy olive oil residue. Near perfect condition.

Lead Time: 1 Week

This time frame is a guide only and subject to change.
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Once used as storage pieces, this curious range of urns are as impressive in scale as they are in rustic character.

Each urn comes to life through a mottled colour pattern that translates authenticity via their colouring and tones. Sourced by seasoned collectors who canvas villages and ancient cities for treasured finds, these urns are ready to take on a new life as a notable piece in your own space.

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It’s not surprising to hear that a range of urns this charming should call Anatolia home.

PRE-SALES available for a limited time

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Origin

Anatolia - The Western most point of Asia, Anatolia makes up most of modern day Turkey. Bound by the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean, it has long been a focal point for commerce and trade and is known as the birthplace of minted coinage. 

Material

Low Fired Clay - Offering malleable workability and a resistance to shrinking or warping, low-fire clays are divided into two types; dark and white. The very definition of “low-fire” is determined by the temperature at which the clay matures, usually between 927⁰ and 1093⁰ C. 


Resources & Installation