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 second to last summer month. Yes, that's how fast time really moves. August, then Sept., then autumn! Bam! I'll get right into my month ahead. The image below is a recent commission and is made with about 75% reclaimed copper from a fire. The pcs. were from a fishing lodge fire up Jarvis Inlet on the Sun Shine coast of B.C. The copper is down pipes from the lodge and were sent to me in a bent up heap of sorts. I was able to flatten and cut and shape these pipes and came up with a weather vane I named The Sun, The Moon and The Stars. I think it's pretty cool! You must hurry! The Fort Gallery, in historic Fort Langley B.C., is holding an exhibition of contemporary art until the 6th. of Aug. and I was chosen to show one of my larger wall hangings in the show. Along with 20 other great pcs. of art by others. If your any where near Fort Langley before the 6 th. please stop by for a look. I'll be at the Ladner Village Market on Aug the 13&27. Always a great way to spend a Sunday. As always, get out there and support your local artist.
The Sun, The Moon and The Stars