Stoneware clay is a dense, refined, high-fire clay. Because it is fired at such high temperatures, Stoneware pottery is waterproof and does not need to be glazed. Stoneware is more durable than other kinds of pottery and earthenware, and it gets its name from its stone-like appearance and texture.
It takes between 24-30 hours over a period of 6-8 weeks to create a ceramic replica gown. This includes the sculpting time, drying time, firing time (2 bisque and glaze fires), and application of beading/details. Because each clay dress is unique and designed to reflect the brides who wear them, these ceramic bridal sculptures also feature highly personalized accents and details.
Our ceramic wedding dresses are approximately 11”-13” inches in height and 5”-9” inches wide depending on the type of wedding gown and silhouette.
Pricing for our ceramic gown replicas starts at $450.00 and increases depending on the level of detail and design work required to accurately represent your dress.
First and most importantly, we ask that you submit photographs of the dress you’d like us to replicate. Photos of the dress from multiple angles, closeup shots of notable accents and alterations, and wedding or fitting photos are great examples of imagery that will ensure the most accurate representation of your gown. The more detailed photographs the better. Secondly, it is also helpful if you know the name of the gown designer and the name of the gown itself for additional reference.
As many as you want! The more visual references and details you provide, the more information we have to design your ceramic replica. The more, the better!
Of course! I have created just as many gowns for anniversary gifts and wedding gifts as I have for brides themselves! Whether you’re looking for a special way to capture your own magical moment or helping someone set their special day in stone, StoneWear Ceramics is here to celebrate all love stories and help people hold onto the memories that matter most. Just remember, when purchasing a StoneWear gown, please allow appropriate production time (6-8 weeks) so that I can have your piece completed and delivered to you by your special date!
The pricing of our ceramic dresses is determined by the amount of time it will take to accurately replicate the details of your gown, as well as the cost of supplies and custom embellishments such as rhinestones, beading, pearls, glazes, etc.
It takes approx. 6-8 weeks to complete a ceramic replica. If you need it sooner, please contact me! I will review my production schedule and do what I can to accommodate your request. If possible, I will shift my calendar to add your gown to my production queue.
Ceramic Dress Design Request Form