Copper flower, based on a helianthus ‘lemon queen’ (sunflower family), with a wooden base. The flower has been treated with lacquer to try to keep it a bright copper colour, but it may still go darker with time. The base is reclaimed wood that has been stained dark oak colour. The flower is approx 17cm tall.
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. This flower has 3 layers of petals. Brazing also leaves some silvery or dark marks – the photo from above shows some of these silvery marks near the centre.
Every item I make is unique, therefore the one you receive may differ a little from the one shown in the photo. Currently I only one of these made so if you would like more than one it will take a bit of time to make. 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.