Phoenix, Ariz.-based Linkasink has developed a new line of Artisan glass sinks that is made using a specialized gilding process to apply gold and brass finishes.
“These elegant glass sinks are individually created through a meticulous process that involves many hours of painstaking labor,” the company says.
The company says artisans put the glass through a heating and cooling process that involves three trips to the kiln to form the basic shape of the sink, which ensures the strength and creates a satin finish.
“Work also takes place afterwards when diamond bits and sanders are used to create the drain hole,” the company says. “Each sink is also gilded by hand. In total, it takes five days to create these spectacular glass sinks.”
The Artisan sinks are embellished with gold and brass leaf that is hand-applied to form patterns such as Stripe, River, Window, Églomisé, and Banded Églomisé. Each sink features different amounts of metal leafing, the brand says, with the Églomisé having a fully gold or brass appearance. Églomisé—a French word for gilded glass—is a decorative technique in which metal leaf is applied to the back side of a piece of glass.
Sinks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including rectangular and square undermount sinks as well as round vessel-style sinks. The glass itself is available in white, black, or Églomisé. Variations in the finish of the glass are also available and include a Crackle finish and Bubbles.