TO CREATE SOMETHING TRULY ORIGINAL, YOU MUST FIRST FULLY UNDERSTAND THE PAST.
At Catchpole & Rye we pride ourselves on our commitment to British manufacturing, making exceptional products for those who appreciate superior quality. Our mission is to create beautiful and unique pieces of bathroom ware that will stand the test of time.
Man’s ability to transform raw ores into metal objects has been one of the milestones in human development. Using the same fundamental principles, our Kentish foundry produces cast iron for all of our baths. The raw iron is heated to 1100 degrees Celsius and whilst molten, poured into sand boxes using complex runner systems.
Once cooled, these moulds are “struck” and the basic casting is revealed. A series of processes, including blasting and fettling is completed before each bath can be prepared for enamelling.
Simply a work of art. The Pedestal Vase W/C Pan, is an original George Jennings design first registered in 1884. It won the gold Medal award at that year’s Health Exhibition and was acclaimed to be “as perfect a sanitary closet as can be made”.