3 Reasons Your Ceramic Studio Needs The CINK


No matter if you’re a hobbyist or a professional ceramic artist, we all face the same potential problem — clogged drains and pipes due to clay. If you're looking for the ultimate solution to clay drainage plumbing issues, we have the answer! 

The CINK mobile clay water recycling system

There are some ways to prevent clay-clogged pipes and draining issues, but what if you didn’t have to worry about it ceramics and clay drainage  issues at all? That’s why we invented The CINK — an amazing ceramics filter and water system that makes it a breeze to clean your tools and keep clay out of the drain! The best part is, we designed it to work in almost any ceramic studio set-up — from homes to schools to art studios. No matter where or how you do pottery, The CINK is a must-have. 

No more clogged pipes

As ceramic artists, we all know the struggle firsthand of cleaning our pottery tools and sponges. Even with sink traps and the best of intentions, clay can find it’s way down your drain and end up causing some serious plumbing issues. That risk increases for schools, universities and studios where you’re working with large groups of artists who may be young and inexperienced. 

According to Home Advisor, the average cost to have a plumber snake your drain is $220. That’s pretty expensive in and of itself — especially if the clogs keep happening. Plus, it does not even take into account parts and labor costs for more extensive plumbing repairs that can arise from clay-clogged pipes. 

The CINK solves the clogged sink problems. You simply put in 11 to 12 gallons of water, and it filters out and captures the clay as water recirculates. It easily senses when the faucet is turned on and off, which prompts the water circulation. It’s self-contained and not connected to any water or plumbing system, so you don’t have to worry about any leftover clay going down the drain. 


Because The CINK is not hooked to a water source and comes pre-assembled, it provides flexibility and ease of use that you simply don’t get with built-in sinks and plumbing systems. 

Tight on space in your studio or classroom area? Store it away when not in use to provide additional room. Want to change the layout of the space to make it more functional? Simply move The CINK to a different area. Moving your ceramics to a completely different space? It can come right along with you to the new classroom, studio, etc. 

That flexibility becomes extra valuable if you’re working with a space that doesn’t currently have plumbing or where water is scarce and costly, such as in desert areas. Once you consider the costs of adding plumbing to an outbuilding, installing a sink, adding counter space and purchasing the fixtures like a sink trap and faucet, you may actually find The CINK  to be the best all-around option — both when it comes to cost and the functionality of the space. 

Save money

While it’s definitely an upfront investment, The CINK can actually help ceramic artists save money in a variety of ways. This is especially important for schools, small businesses and even homeowners on limited budgets. 

First, it seriously cuts down on water use and prevents waste. This can help lower your ongoing water and utility costs, which seem to keep rising. Lower overhead costs means you’ll have more money for other necessities, like more ceramic tools or staff.  

As noted above, by keeping your plumbing system clear of clay, you may also end up saving significantly on ongoing plumbing maintenance and repair costs. For those of you who run a for-profit ceramic business, this is especially important because you’re also losing out on potential profits from sales and lessons any time you’d have to close your ceramic studio for plumbing repairs  

And, lastly, the flexibility provided by The CINK and not having to worry about plumbing hookups can save you money on potential remodels and adding plumbing fixtures if you change locations or want to maximize the space in your current home or facility. 

So, what are you waiting for? Add this game-changing water and filtration system to your studio now. 

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  • DiamondCore Tools

    Frank – You can use The CINK for clay and glaze cleanup, because the clay and glaze will be part of the solid sediment you’ll throw away.

    When either collection bucket gets full of sediment, it’s time to remove the clay. Follow the maintenance instructions on Page 7 of the included manual (you can find the manual on our website).

    While you can reclaim used clay from The CINK if it’s basically the same type of clay throughout, we don’t recommend reclaiming this clay if it has different clay bodies, glaze, hair or other unwanted debris from your studio. Dispose of the clay as you would a regular solid mass. Ask in your community if there are special resources for waste disposal.

  • Frank Cote

    What about glaze cleanup? It’s illegal to dump glaze leftovers down many public drain systems.
    Also, what happens when the cink fills with clay?

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