This copper bird bath is spun by a local metal spinner. It is wide and shallow so that it will occasionally dry out, inhibiting mosquito populations. If you are interested or would like to know more about this bird bath, please contact me, or you can purchase it over here.


The dishes look great sitting on a tree stump or simply on the ground, I have also used terracotta pipe or even an old tyre as a base.


The dish is wide and shallow: 780mm wide x 50mm deep, it holds 12 litres of water. The copper will develop a blueish patina or verdigris over time that will seal and strengthen the dish.


In the image above you can see the dish hanging from a client’s tree in a macrame holder, let your imagination run wild with the possibilities of using this dish in your garden!



This bird bath can be purchased over here.



12 responses to “Just the Dish!”

  1. […] A perfect water dish for the birds and the bees- from Mallee Design […]

  2. Mary Savage

    Please advise cost of delivery to Somers (3927) Victoria, method of payment for a large bird bath and approximate wait time.

  3. Anthony Martinez

    Are you in the USA? What sizes do these come in and what are the prices.

    1. Kath Gadd


      We are not in the USA we are in Australia, however we do ship to the US.

      Best Wishes,


  4. Carol Ridgway

    Hi, I love these bird baths, how much are they? I am in the Daylesford area in Victoria.

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Carol,
      I sell the birdbaths on my website here
      All online prices include delivery,

      Best Wishes,


  5. Craig Richardson

    Hi Carol,

    Is the large dish robust enough to withstand the occasional knock by a large kangaroo off a 1 metre stand.

    My last ceramic dish was smashed by roos who used it as a water source.

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Craig,

      The large dish wouldn’t crack or break if knocked off a 1 metre stand, however it might dent or bend depending what it fell onto.
      If you have Kangaroos drinking from the dish I would suggest setting it up on the ground rather than on a stand.

      Hope this information helps,



  6. Michelle

    Ate you able to custom make a bowl for a landscape fountain

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Michelle,

      We have just put together this information page on how to create a water feature with moving water out of our dishes,

      hope this information helps,



  7. Mimi Woods

    How much for the 60cm dish please

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Mimi,

      You can view and purchase the medium spun copper dish here:

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