Copper flower, roughly based on a camellia, with a wooden base. The base is made from reclaimed wood and has been stained dark oak colour. The flower is approx 19cm tall. It has been treated with lacquer to protect the colour.
I make the copper flowers by cutting out layers of petals, any sepal and leaves from sheet copper, texturing these and then brazing them onto a copper pipe or wire stem. The top and bottom layer of petals are brazed into place with the other layers sandwiched between them. This does mean that the layers can sometimes move, but if they do move, they can easily be put back into place. Brazing can leave some silvery or bubbly marks and give a dull appearance to the copper. In the pictures I’ve shown some of the brazing marks.
On this camellia flower I decided to give it an aged copper colour. I did this with a blow torch. The colour is a little uneven though.
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