Q: 1. How do I order a fountain?
A: 1.If the fountain is shown under “Fountains in stock” on the website, just e-mail us the fountain number (PF….), the filter system you prefer and your mailing address so we can send you a complete quote.
2.If you’d like one custom made, use the "Custom order & design" link on the website or send us the number (PF….) of a fountain you would like recreated (click “Fountains we’ve made” to browse.)
If you would like a fountain recreated, please be sure to specify the desired size, filter system and your mailing address so we can complete your quote.
Q: 2. How do I pay for a fountain?
A: Payment is due once we’re ready to ship. We accept checks and money orders, or you can phone through your
credit card information or pay onto our PayPal account.
Q: 3. How long does it take to have a fountain made?
A: Custom orders usually take around 4 weeks to complete; we’ll give you a current estimate to completion when you order.
Q: 4. What does the process of completing an order look like?
A: Once we’ve received your order, we send you an order confirmation with a complete quote including shipping and the estimated time to completion. Usually example photos are also included that help you envision what your finished fountain will look like or to choose among different variations (e.g. flower shapes.)
Once you’re happy with the final design and give us the go ahead, we’ll begin by modeling the fountain and sending you your first picture for approval. This “raw” clay structure then needs to dry for up to 2 weeks and is then bisque fired, glazed and finally high fired.
Since the glaze “develops” in the high fired, the next pictures you’ll receive will be of your finished fountain: this will be a series of detailed pictures for your final approval.
Now it’s time for you to make your payment and for us to test, pack and ship the fountain. Every fountain undergoes a 24-hour test run to make sure everything works perfectly before it leaves our house.
We’ll send your tracking number as soon as your fountain is on its way to you and we appreciate hearing from you once it has arrived. (And of course we love receiving your photos once the real owners of the fountains are using them…)
Q: 5. Do I have to take a custom ordered fountain if I don’t like it?
A: No, if for some reason the fountain doesn’t meet your expectations, we can make you another.
In most cases our order confirmation process assures that we make the fountain you envision the first time around.
By occasional glaze flaws or other irregularities, you can choose whether this is acceptable to you or not. These are sometimes offered at a discount, but generally we prefer to make a new, perfect item for you.
Q: 6. How can I be sure the fountain works when I get it?
A: Every fountain undergoes a 24-hour test run before it leaves our house.
In the rare event that something still doesn’t work, we’ll run through a troubleshooting protocol with you first to see if we can correct the problem and if this is to no avail, the problem part will be replaced free of charge.