Coppersmithing

Hand forged Copper Bowl made from Reclaimed Copper

Hand forged Copper Bowl made from Reclaimed Copper

This Hand forged Copper Bowl which I made over the week-end is now in my online shop. Do follow this link to see more pictures. Lovely antique finish copper dish for coins, jewellery and more! Waste Not Want Not series: Metal salvaged from old copper sheet. Upcycled Copper Bowls & Dishes handcrafted in Stamford, UK. […]

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Work in Progress: Salvaged Copper Fish

Thought I should make more salvaged copper fish for Lamport Hall Art & Craft Event. They were quite popular at events I attended last year. I have a decent amount of salvaged copper present, just the right guage for making light sculptures and decorative items which are easy to hang. These sculptures are suitable for […]

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Work in Progress: Cutting up Salvaged Copper

I have just cut off a large piece from the salvaged copper tank I got earlier this year. The sheet is now soaking in vinegar so I can clean it up and get it ready for crafting copper things. I have to make leaves, bowls and trinket trays for the Lamport Hall craft show during […]

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Mistakes and Lessons

#MarchMeettheMaker The only way to get over mistakes is to treat every mistake as a lesson – swear a bit, maybe even sulk a bit, learn from it and move on to create something new. View this post on Instagram #MarchMeetTheMaker prompt 18. Mistake or lesson I have made, and continue to make, many mistakes […]

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Reducing Waste in my work

Reducing Waste

#MarchMeettheMaker – The 11th prompt for Joanne Hawker’s March Meet the Maker challenge is Reducing waste. I recycle copper when I can. – Copper pipes are fun to shape into sculptures and jewellery. – Copper salvaged from old tanks can be made into wall art, sculptures, jewellery… wherever your imagination takes you really. Here is […]

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#MarchMeetTheMaker Day 5. Detail or close up - Glowing Copper

Detail or Close Up

#MarchMeettheMaker Glowing Copper Detail or Close Up of my work – As Joanna Hawker has said in her post explaining the #MarchMeetTheMaker2019 prompts an opportunity to show a specific part of your product or process. So here is a close up of photo annealing copper. There is a video of this process on the homepage […]

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Tools and Materials

#marchmeetthemaker day 4 is all about tools and materials.  I love my tools. After all one can never have too many hammers… and all kinds of other tools to make metalwork even more fun! View this post on Instagram #marchmeetthemaker day 4 is all about tools ????and materials. My most important tools are my hands. […]

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Air-Chased One off Copper Sculpture ANGST

Air-Chased One off Copper Sculpture ANGST

This is the first Air-Chased One off Copper Sculpture I have attempted. Source: One off Copper Sculpture ANGST

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Rustic Copper Cuff – FANTASY

Rustic Copper Cuff is a popular product in my online shop and at stockists. I have made several Rustic Cuffs using air-chasing, fold-forming, embossing, Source: Rustic Copper Cuff – FANTASY

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Hand Forged Beaten Copper Bowl

Decorative Beaten Copper Bowl Available to buy now in my online shop. This style of beaten copper bowl can also be made to order. Please do get in touch if you would like to commission a bowl like this. My handcrafted copper bowls and trays are great for tea-lights, candles, incense sticks, pot-pourri or just […]

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Copper Leaves: Work in Progress

Copper Leaves: Work in Progress

Copper leaves are just fabulous, there are so many different ways to make them, and so many different ways to give them patina, colour and structure. Using my trusty jeweller’s saw I am sawing a range of copper leaf shapes to make decorative leaf sculptures. I think I will enamel them… but not sure yet. […]

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Playtime

Things I do to get out of tidying up ???? Found a couple of small strips of copper left over from an earlier project so of course I had to play! It is amazing what fun shapes you can create with a simple cross-pein hammer. I will sort the bench out tomorrow…

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Made a Copper Bowl Recently

Shalini Austin, Artisan Metalsmith: Made a Copper Bowl Recently – A few pictures from Instagram of some of the steps in making a copper bowl. I have made a video of the whole process and will edit and upload to you-tube as soon as I can. More about this bowl on my website. Source: Made […]

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Work in Progress: Annealing Copper Wire

Annealing, just one of the things I do quite often when crafting copper sculptures or jewellery. This video is a small clip of the process of annealing thick copper wire to forge a rustic copper cuff. Do follow my Facebook Page if you would like to see more work in progress pictures as I enjoy […]

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Fluorite & Copper Earrings

I really like Fluorite! I bought a strand of cube fluorite beads some time ago and made several bracelets for my Peterborough stockists Art in the Heart. which sold really well. Since Art in the Heart is closing down I listed the last two remaining bracelets in my online shop and on Etsy. With the […]

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