Our copper is .005 thick and can be cut with standard scissors, yet it is quite durable.
If you take aluminum foil and fold it approx. 5 times, you will have an idea of how thick our copper sheet is. A 3’ x 4’ sheet weighs almost 3 pounds.
Our copper is pure and soft 110 Annealed Copper.
It is easy to fold and can be glued with either contact cement or certain glues that can be spread on wood and pressure applied using a roller, or vacuum compressed.
The process includes many crafts such as woodworking, copper-smithing, casting and firing, and the "Earth Burial" patina process. The work also involves a careful selection of materials by matching colors and patina patterns of each copper piece in order to achieve a striking, yet harmonious visual effect. This task requires much time and judgment.
The "secret" to the unique color copper product is the exceptional finishes that are produced using a technique that has been developed from over a decade of experimentation. This technique is called the "Earth Burial" method, as it best mimics the natural aging process of time, not duplicated anywhere else on this planet, except on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. Truly a joy to behold!
The pure copper sheets undergo a variety of controlled "Earth Burial" processes--each creating a unique patina and color. Not only is the copper and construction substantial, the finish is durable. Just like the raku ceramics process, nature intrudes, defining the process and product. It is amazing to see sheets of pure, lustrous, machined copper transformed into a beautiful piece of art.
Because each piece is unique, you should expect slight variations in color and patina pattern; for example, no two "Rojo's" are alike. You should also expect each artifact to be packed and shipped with the utmost care, and speaking of care, a simple light waxing every now and then will maintain the patina nicely.
This beautiful copper sheet is a custom, handcrafted product, made at the time of your order. Therefore, PLEASE select carefully the patina finish you are wanting, as there are no returns accepted on these items.
Taking inspiration from the items found in antique shops across the world, this style combines subtle lights and darks entertwined with the original copper color, and delivers an aged, well-loved look to anything it is applied to.
Another long time favorite - Rich blues and turquoise dominate over shades of brown and copper areas. Popular for years in New Mexico and Arizona. Also for large jobs order all sheets at one time as they are hard to duplicate.