copper

New Copper Project

| | | |

I've been busy on a new commission this past week, making a pair of copper vessels.   These are to be smaller versions of the large evaporating dishes used on the old sugar cane plantations here in the Caribbean.   The actual ones are anywhere from three to six feet in diameter and usually made from either copper or cast iron.  The syrup pressed from the sugar canes is put in these dishes and heated over a charcoal fire for days and days until the syrup is reduced to molasses, a more compact form for shipping to the homeland where it is then fermented and distilled into rum.  There are literally hundreds of these things scattered around the island, mostly being used as "yard art" or planters/fish ponds, and they are in big demand by decorators. 


Metal ART Documentary trailer

| | | | | | |

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGneU6r2JEM

Haven't posted for awhile here as I have been developing/experimenting to improve the medium. Hope this piques interest & discussion around here; a video about painting with fire and acid.


41 Days

| | |
41 Days

Fabricated steel bones with stainless steel highlights, bronze ligaments, and copper skin. You can't live in the southwest without sculpting a horse.

Sometimes here in Arizona you drive by as small, bare, dusty lot with a horse just starving and rotting away on it, and you wonder, "What in Hell are those people thinking?" as you contemplate the owner's reality.


Tinning Copper Cookware and bowls

|

anyone out there know of a food safe tinning compound/solution for copper - I know how to do the time honored melted tin method, but, had heard about a tinning brush-on solution and can't find one oth


Copper Heat Shield

Copper Heat Shield

Side view of the heat shields, showing spacers (guess I could have made all of those out of copper, to, but I didn't).


Rivets 2

Rivets 2

Close-up of the rivets - you can see that I did not completely clean the copper of all oxides (rustic look is okay with me).


Rivets 1

Rivets 1

View of the line of rivets holding the two pieces of copper sheet together (there are 47 rivets in all).


Final installation

Final installation

Photo of rear and ceiling heat shields of copper.


Center for Metal Arts

| | | | | | | | | |

The Spring Schedule of workshops is now available.

Center for Metal Arts 2013 Spring Workshop Schedule

Register now for workshops that provide hands-on learning from experienced teachers in a congenial and supportive atmosphere. Explore the metal arts in applications from sculpting and forging to jewelry.


Syndicate content