Can I put water in my copper
Yes, our copper
vases are water tight. When not sealed on the inside,
leaving water in the vase will
eventually discolor the finish on
the inside. If you would
like, we would be happy to have the
inside surface sealed so it will not
Can I use my copper tray for
is not recommended for food usage. You will need
to line your copper tray with clear plastic or
glass to keep the food from coming in contact
with the copper. A simple solution is to use
large lettuce leaves as a base.
Do I need to polish my copper?
What should I use?
recommend that you DON'T polish your copper
pieces. Polishing will diminish the unique heat
patina finish. Fine steel wool or a
coarse-napped terry cloth can be used on the
copper to restore its luster.
Why isn't my copper shiny?
The copper used is crafted using a
centuries-old bonfire method. The copper is
heated in a bonfire and then worked with hammers
to create the designs. The flame, ash and soot
from this process produces this rich chestnut
heat patina finish. By the
way, this bonfire method is chemical-free. No
chemicals are used to achieve the patina.
Where does the copper come from?
artisans live and work in the highlands of
Michoacan in Central Mexico. There were copper
mines in the region, but they have been closed
for decades. The copper they use is all
reclaimed scrap copper--very earth-friendly!
Is the copper pure?
copper is 99.9% pure.
Are the pieces made from a mold?
molds are used. The artists use a pattern and
individually craft each piece by hand, hammered
from a single lump of copper.