Sue Manuel

Coppersmithing in the UK dates back to the Bronze Age, with the production of copper goods for functional and decorative purposes. And as a coppersmith, also known as a redsmith, I personally find that the malleability and the hardening as a consequence of cold forging goes to create amazing end products. The surface of the metal is left as raw copper or prepared with a buffed mirror or hammer-toned finish. Through experimentation I has developed patination techniques producing exotic combinations of colours, patterns, textures and finishes. Finally, the piece is sealed with acrylic lacquer to protect it.

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