oxidation on copper

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where did the process of creating these panels originate?
Do the artworks continue to change over time due to the oxidation process?
Can I hang the art outdoors?
Are the artworks available framed? What do the edges look like?
How is the art made?
What's it going to look like in my home or office?
Is the art delicate, how do I care for it?
How much does the art weigh?
How much is shipping?
How long does it take between the time I order and arrival of the art?
Do you guarantee your work?
Do you make custom pieces to order?
Are there places where I can see the art in person?

Where did the process of creating these panels originate?
It’s our very own process, developed here at COPPERHAND Studio after years of working with copper and patinas for gallery pieces and the decorative arts. There are many wonderful artists all over the world working with copper, but no one is doing it quite like us.

Do the artworks continue to change over time due to the oxidation process?
No, the works are sealed with a lacquer formulated for patinated metal, it arrests the oxidation process, seals and protects it. We have pieces 12 years old that look like the day they were finished.

Can I hang the art outdoors?
The art as described on the site is intended for hanging indoors or in protected areas. We do also create art for exterior situations. These are mounted and coated differently, please enquire. For information on outdoor installations, write or call us.

Are the artworks available framed? What do the edges look like?
All COPPERHAND Studio artworks have edges that are beautifully finished, do not require framing, and have standoffs on the back, which makes them appear to 'float' off the wall about an inch for dramatic presentation. The artworks arrive ready to hang. You may want to frame the art to match furniture, etc. but you will probably feel that it's not necessary. The clean, frameless effected is timeless and goes just about anywhere.
See 'Art On the Wall' for photo examples of the artworks in situ.

How is the art made?
The processes we use are our own uniquely developed methods, cultivated over more than 10 years of creating copper art. Part of the breathtaking beauty and enjoyment of the art is that genuine, hand burnished copper metal is the 'canvas' for the art. We put much care, attention and creativity into each piece.

What's it going to look like in my home or office?
The bright copper areas of the art are reflective, and the oxidized (green, blue, brown) areas are matte. As such, the changing light conditions through the day, and changing vantage point as you walk by the art, create a never ending parade of different moods and personalities in the artwork.
See above for a description of how the edges are finished and the presentation; see 'Art On the Wall' ' for photo examples of the artworks can look in homes, offices and commercial spaces.

Is the art delicate, how do I care for it?
The art is sealed with a durable lacquer that protects it from atmospheric effects. It may be dusted anytime and cleaned when needed with gentle use of a soft damp cloth.

How much does the art weigh?
Copper patina art pieces by COPPERHAND weigh about the same as an average picture of the same size that has been framed with a substantial frame and glass. Only the top layer of the art is solid copper, avoiding the enormous weight - and cost - that would result if the piece were solid copper all the way through! Standard picture hanging wall hooks may be used.

How much is shipping?
Artworks: Shipping cost varies based on the size of the art and where it is going. We generally use FedEx Ground, which is reasonably fast (3-4 days) and secure. We charge the shipping at our cost plus packing materials and a nominal amount for packing. Jewelry and kits: We generally use US Postal Service Priority Mail, charging standard rates plus packing materials and a nominal amount for packing. The appropriate shipping cost is added in the shopping cart area of the site when you are making a purchase.

How long does it take between the time I order and arrival of the art?
We can ship anywhere in the continental United States at the shipping rates that are set in the web site and the timing below. For international shipping, please contact us.

We are producing your selected piece(s) just for you when you order. The required love, care, expertise and sheer work means that we need about 8 working days to ship your piece. It may happen sooner than that, but we'd rather under promise and over deliver than the other way around.

It will usually take 3-4 days for your piece to arrive after it is shipped.

Therefore, it will be about two weeks from the time you place your order to the day you receive your art. Occasionally we have a few pieces in stock that could ship immediately. Please write or call us with questions or any specific requirements you may have and we will take care of you as best we can.

Do you guarantee your work?
We are deeply committed to our work and stand behind it. In the unlikely event that a piece is damaged in shipment, we will of course replace it. In the event that you want to return a piece for any reason, just do so within 10 days of receiving the art. Return the art in the original packaging in good condition for a full refund. We want you to love and enjoy your extraordinary COPPERHAND art piece for many years to come. To date, we have had no returns, but again, if you are not satisfied for any reason, the art is returnable and refundable.

Do you make custom pieces to order?
Yes, we do commissioned artworks. We have worked with many individuals and designers to create pieces with a particular subject, or look, and to fit a particular space. Just call or write for de
tails.

Are there places where I can see the art in person?
You can see the art at the following galleries:

Trios Gallery, Solana Beach CA
The Coffee Gallery, Spring Lake, MI
CIRCA Living, Jackson MS
Zephyr Impressions, Alberta Canada
L Street Fine Art, San Diego CA

and at COPPERHAND Studio in the San Diego, California area by apointment.

 

 

 

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