These bowls are frequently used for many purposes, including
in spas for when treatments are done to clients.
"Camellia" Copper Bowl
$170 When not
sealed, leaving water in the bowl
will eventually discolor the finish
on the inside of the bowl. If you
would like, we would be happy to
have the inside surface sealed so it
will not discolor.
10" w. x 4" h.
Large Centerpiece Copper Bowl
$250 This is a scaled up version of our popular “Camellia Bowl”. It’s the perfect scale for large dining tables and coffee tables.
16.5" w. x
“Paul Revere Pottery” Copper Bowl
12″ wide x 5″ deep – $150
15″ wide x 6.25″ deep – $190 This is a scaled up version of our popular “Camellia Bowl”. It’s the perfect scale for large dining tables and coffee tables.
Can I put water in my
our copper vases are water
tight. However, water will
eventually discolor the finish
on the inside of the vase. If
your vase has a wide mouth
opening, the discoloration will
be visible. We are happy to seal
the inside surface of the vase
so it will not discolor. Just
Can I use my copper tray
for serving food?
Copper 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
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.
Made by the Purepecha Indians of Central Mexico since
pre-Columbian times. When the Europeans arrived in the
16th century, they found the Purepecha making domestic
implements and weapons from copper found in local,
above-ground mines. Father Vasco de Quiroga introduced a
few refinements; however, little has changed in how the
copper is worked and finished. Because the copper mines
have long been closed, today the smiths gather and melt
discarded copper for use in their workshops.
During the bonfire method, coppersmiths take the
reclaimed copper and patiently heat and hammer it until
the metal is "raised"--meaning the bowl or vase walls
are formed. The smith then takes a special hammer to
finish the piece. Depending upon the amount of salt in
the air and how often the copper piece is handled, the
metal will oxidize and the finish becomes matte, as the
color darkens to deep browns and reds. The
manufacture is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Fair Trade Federation members must:
Provide healthy and safe working conditions.
Pay a fair wage in the local context.
Provide equal opportunities for all people,
particularly the most disadvantaged.
Engage in environmentally sustainable
Build long-term trade relationships.
Provide financial and technical assistance to
workers whenever possible.
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terminals, which are normally near major airports or
outside the contiguous United States. Customers are
responsible for all shipping charges (one-way discounts on mattresses
may apply for certain mattresses. See item for details.)
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mattress, please make sure that there is room for error so
that the mattress will not be larger than the frame.
Mattresses are made by hand and the actual size can vary by
1" from the sizes that you send us.