Camellia copper flower


Camellia copper flower with wooden base

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Copper flower, based on camellia ‘Inspiration’, with a wooden base.  The base is made from reclaimed wood and has been stained dark oak colour.  The flower is approx 17.5cm tall.  It has been treated with lacquer to try to keep the bright copper 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 marks and give a dull appearance to the copper.  In the pictures is one showing where the leaves join the stem to show the brazing marks.  For the camellia, there are also some darker marks on the petals because I wasn’t able to remove all of the copper oxide that forms during brazing (shown in the photo from above).

Every item I make is unique.  If you want a variation to this item, please get in touch because I can do custom orders.  Also, please get in touch if you would like more information.