Hi and welcome to Clayburn Copperworks.We
are located in Abbotsford British Columbia Canada. A brief
history of copper tells us that man first used copper over
10,000 years ago. Copper has been used for many things through
out the ages, from decorative objects to cooking utensils.
Now of course copper is used in plumbing, electrical components,
wire and a stack of modern uses.
statue of liberty in New York city is made with a skin of
copper. Here at Clayburn Copperworks our history
does not go back quite that far, but we have been around
for a number of years. Here in the shop, we make all our
pieces by hand. Of course modern tools such as torches,
bending and shaping tools and the like, have made the work
a little less demanding, the process of coaxing an object
or piece of art out of sheets of copper has not changed
a whole lot in many years.
Our products here at Clayburn Copperworks range from outdoor
fountains and sculptural pieces to indoor wall hangings.
Custom work is always welcome and we can provide services
from design to installation.
The month of romance! You may or not have known that copper is the metal of love. It goes back a long way in history that this was decided. So long ago that it's hard to find in any history book, but take my word for it. Copper = Romance. Last month I talked a little on how a painting or wall hanging comes to being. The image below is a model or maquette . It is how I take a sketch of a sculpture and try to figure out proportions etc., before continuing with fabricating a full size sculpture. There are sometimes a few of these little mini guys made before a larger one is considered, and sometimes I decide that I don't like the looks of how it's going and they never grow up. Always to remain small. Speaking of always, remember to always support your local artists.