Corten Steel Water Bowl
A reflective water bowl is the perfect way to create a tranquil space in your garden by adding exceptional light and depth. They particularly attract birds and various wildlife into your garden, which makes the water bowl a great object to observe. If a relaxing atmosphere is on your agenda, our water bowls are perfect for you. We recommend pairing them to create a striking display of calm serenity that makes your garden the most peaceful place to be. Our Corten Steel water bowls have already started their rusting (weathering) process, giving them an instantly warm and natural appearance. Very strong and water resistant, holes can be drilled if you wish to add a pump or use as a fire pit.
- Weathers to develop a rich rust patina over time
- 80x18cm (diameter x height) 3mm thickness
- 60x14cm (diameter x height) 2mm thickness
- Extremely long-lasting
- Maintenance free
Cleaning your Corten Steel Water Bowl
Although the outside of the water bowl will form a rusty patina over time, the inside of the bowl is in constant contact with water so the corten steel will continue to rust.
This will discolour the water, we recommend refreshing the water at intervals.
Birds and other wildlife will drink, wash and leave waste in the water bowl, we recommend tipping out the water and refreshing for this reason also.
What is Corten Steel?
Originally created in 1939 in the United States, Corten Steel (also known as weathering steel) is an alloy that forms a natural rust coating over time as it is exposed to the weather. The outer layer rusts, giving the steel its recognisable hue and acting as a protective barrier. Corten Steel is used globally as a diverse building material. Notably in the UK one of our greatest landmarks, The Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley is made from Corten. Other striking examples include the Chicago Picasso Sculpture and the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia.
For further information on Corten Steel and how it can be added to your space, read our “what is Corten Steel” blog.
How will your Corten Steel weather?
- In most cases, your Corten Steel will be un-rusted upon arrival. It is completely normal for the steel to have a slight patina or dark oily residue.
- The Corten’s rust colour will start to appear shortly after the weathering begins. During this time, any run-off may stain stone or concrete surfaces.
- After weathering (around 6-9 months), some menial run-off may still occur.
After your Corten steel has arrived, please unpack the product immediately, so that any moisture between the packaging does not remain sealed. By doing this you will avoid any uneven weathering on your Corten steel product.
Speed up Weathering
If you are looking to speed up the weathering process, then science is on your side with a quick and easy fix. All you need is salty water. Dissolve around 1 teaspoon of salt in about 1 litre of water to get a weak salt solution. Spray or paint the solution evenly over your Corten Steel and that’s it! Repeat this process around 5 times over the period of a couple of weeks, and you’ll see the rust developing in no time.
Let Us Help
If you need any advice or assistance when using the site or would like to request a bespoke feature on your item, such as specifically drilled holes, don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call on 01245 422 353 or email us on [email protected].
When ordering your Corten Steel Water Bowl, simply click on the category of your choice and browse through our extensive range of planters on offer. Use the full colour pictures and useful descriptions to help you identify the best planters for your garden. If you are looking for a particular planter or size that is not on the website, then give us a call, and we will do our best to source it for you, or offer a suitable alternative.
When you receive your product, please unwrap it immediately to prevent any unwanted stains. The 60 and 80cm have a delivery charge of £8.50, with a 2-3 working day lead time for delivery.