Located just outside San Diego, California,
USA in high country several miles from the Pacific Ocean, COPPERHAND
Studio is dedicated to producing works of artistic
and decorative merit in copper.
The more we learn about copper – and
we continue to learn after more than ten years of working with it – the
more we feel that copper has a character and special properties that
make it unmatched for artistic expressions of both nature and the
If the above sounds like a bold statement,
read the section About Copper and
we think you’ll see why!
It is an amazing medium.
Dusk is an excellent time for starting
patinization on copper in southern California. You’ll often
find us out as the light begins to fall and the air is cooling, arranging
our copper panel designs over a bed of wood chips. And hanging around
to watch under the lights, as the magic begins to unfold in rich
hues of green and blue. Only morning can really show us what we’ve
got though, in lovely and sometimes surprising results, as each
piece achieves its own individuality.
Real leaves and plant parts (usually
- we also do some abstracts and figurative pieces) are used to create
the images in patina on the copper.
The beauty of these natural forms in silhouette, with some wonderful
detail and delicacy, are imprinted through the action of our patina
solutions on the copper surface.
We’re happy to have found a
way to work with copper that has such a wonderful result.
We do it so that you and yours can have something of special appeal
and natural beauty in your environment.
Please enjoy the fruits
of our work.
You can find some frequently asked questions and answers here.