Small round copper tealight holder or bowl


Round copper bowl or tealight holder with hammer marks

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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Small, round copper tealight holder or bowl/dish, 7.5cm diameter and just over 1cm high, with hammer marks.

When I make these bowls, I use the ‘wrong’ type of hammer and it leaves marks whenever I hit the bowl.  This means every bowl is unique.

I make this bowl starting by cutting a circle out of copper sheet.  I file and polish it, then sink/raise it.  This involves hammering the copper using a round former.  When copper is worked, it gets hard and brittle, so I alternative hammering with annealing.  Annealing involves heating the copper up until it gets workable again.  Copper does not need to be worked hot.  Once I have a bowl shape, I pickle away oxides that have formed on the surface during annealing.  For pickling I use a citric acid bath.  After pickling, I polish the bowl, then lacquer it.  I sign the back too.

The bowl is covered in lacquer to keep it shiny.

For a larger version I have –

Copper bowl

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.