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Zanesville Top - Cobalt Blue

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Ceramic blue birdbath top with tan leaf border design
Ceramic blue locking birdbath top view of the back

Product Details

Need a replacement birdbath top for your pedestal? We are here to help! We know sometimes accidents happen and we forget to bring in our birdbath tops for the winter or maybe some local wildlife came through your yard with no regard for your birdbath and knocked your top off. Whatever the case may be, we have you covered. 

If you are unsure which set you have, please use our contact form to reach out or give us a call to confirm which top you need.

Our Birdbath tops are 100% American Made and handcrafted with Ohio clay. Burley is the last American made pottery factory around, we use the lost art of Jiggering as well as a hydraulic press to create some of the most unique and beautiful pottery in the US.   

Top Only: 17”d x 3.75”h 
Weight: 12lbs

Care Instructions

Place your birdbath away from foliage where predators hide.
Place your birdbath a few yards from trees so that birds can perch on limbs and groom themselves.
Keep water fresh to attract birds and prevent algae.
Add Burley Clay’s birdbath fillers or rocks for birds to land on when drinking or bathing.
To prevent water from freezing in your birdbath in the winter use a de-icer.
If your birdbath cannot be maintained in the winter turn your birdbath top over or take indoors. Freezing water may cause cracking.


Does it freeze?
A: Yes. Our products are not freeze-proof and if any water is allowed to sit in the tops and freeze, it will cause cracking and then will break. Winter storage is always recommended to prevent any damages. You can get full year use out of your birdbath if you use a birdbath heater for the colder months.

Are the glazes safe and free of toxins?
A: Yes, all of our glazes are safe for the birds. All of our glazes are free of lead and cadmium.

Will the handpainting fade?
A: Unfortunately yes, but this takes many, many years. Like most things left outdoors, they will eventually fade. If you have one of our Handpainted birdbath sets and see your piece fading, you can find Outdoor Paint and touch it up for a personal touch. 

Is it really made with local Ohio clay?
A: Yes it really is made right here in Roseville, Ohio! We have a local clay mine, which is dug weekly and hauled down the road a few miles to our factory in Roseville. Everything is made on site here, from dirt to finished product and then shipped directly to you. We make about half of our glazes ourselves and source the others from our friends at Mayco in Columbus, OH!

My top broke on my birdbath, is there anything I can do?
A: Sadly no, once they are broken there is not much you can do. Most glues are not safe for the wildlife that will be enjoying your birdbath. If you only have hairline cracks in your top and want to prevent further damage - we recommend using FlexSeal Clear. Once the sealant has cured for 24hrs, it is safe for the birds.

How do I clean my birdbath?
A: Use a wildlife friendly cleaner to scrub any dirt and gunk away. Some of our staff use a bucket of hot water and some Comet to clean theirs. Just mix comet with the water and scrub until clean. Rinse thoroughly Do not let the mixture soak in the bath.

How do I clean the Birdbath Fillers?
A: You can clean the fillers the same way as you clean the birdbath tops. Use a wildlife friendly cleaner and a good scrub brush to scrub the gunk off the fillers and then rinse them off really well. Don't let the fillers sit in the solution for too long either.

My item arrived broken, now what do I do?
A: If any of your items arrive broken, don't sweat it! Take a picture of the damaged item(s) and send it to us in an email with your name & address and we will send out a replacement at no cost to you. 
Our email is : contact@burleyclay.com

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Keith Palmer
Zanesville Replacement Top

First of all, the Zanesville birdbath in Cobalt Blue is such a fine-looking piece. Such a looker. My story: Last winter, I made the mistake of leaving the top part of my birdbath outside. Oops. Water froze and expanded, cracking the top. (Be sure to bring your top in when it's going to freeze.) Anyway, I expected to have to buy a whole new birdbath, but the professional rep appeared right away in a chat box on this site, locating a replacement top, which arrived in two days. The replacement top matches the base perfectly, and the whole transaction was seamlessly. I'm not really a gardener, birder, or for that matter, even a birdbath guy. However, I use my birdbath to cover a rather unsightly well head in my front yard, and the opening in the base allows for this. I buy American whenever possible. Thanks, Burley!

Donna Sowka
Love it!

I ordered a replacement top Amy cobalt bottom and it's gorgeous. Terrific customer service and great quality ceramics.

Kenneth McKeever
Beautiful and great quality

Needed a replacement top for a bird bath. The one I chose is beautiful and great quality. The birds started using it as soon as water was in it.

Mathieu Hinze
Cobalt Zanesville bird bath

Recieved the bowl replacement for the Zanesville it’d bath. Very well packaged and protected upon delivery.

Carolyn Brinkman
Simply beautiful!

A number of years ago the tray to my lovely Zanesville birdbath broke, through no fault of its own! I kept the base for years in hopes I could find a top some day. I had no idea the pieces were sold separately until I received an email last month that indicated that. I was so thrilled! It now sits by our front porch, under a redbud tree. The color combination is stunning. We sit quietly enjoying all the extremely happy birds in the neighborhood. And all their friends! Thank you for making a timeless piece that can be simply connected again. I was so relieved when the two pieces fit together seamlessly!