The Up-Flow, or bubble-up cat fountains are our simplest designs and usually the least expensive, depending on how much ornamentation they are given. Often the center piece for these cat fountains are carved and painted with under glazes and this can be fairly elaborate (and very beautiful) in which case we need to charge more because of the time that goes into their creation. Both the center piece and the bowl are wheel-thrown from stoneware, they are bisque fired after drying, then glazed in our own in-shop glazes which we make from scratch and fired again to 2,232 degrees F. which gives them great strength and durability. With normal care these fountains will last a lifetime. We have designed these fountains such that when the pump goes – usually after four years or more, they can be easily replaced. We provide replacement pumps and clear instructions for removing the old and installing the new pump.