Square copper bowl


Square, copper bowl (or tealight holder)

4 in stock (can be backordered)

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Square copper bowl/dish with hammer marks.  Handmade.

The bowl has been treated with lacquer to help to keep the bright copper colour, but may still go darker with time.  These bowls make quite nice tealight holders as well as trinket or decorative dishes etc.  It’s about 9.5cm by 9.5cm and 3cm high at the highest points.

When I make these bowls, the hammer I use leaves a mark everytime I hit the copper.  This makes every bowl 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.

For two other copper bowls I have –

Copper bowl

Heart shaped copper bowl

Every item I make is unique, therefore the one you receive may differ a little from the one shown in the photo.  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.