Copper flower, based on the wild red poppies I find growing locally (also known as the common poppy, flanders poppy or papaver rhoeas), with a wooden base. The flower has been coated with lacquer to try to keep the bright, clean copper colour, but may go darker with time, especially in damp or hot environments. The wooden base has been stained a dark oak colour. The flower is about 19cm tall.
The petals and leaf have been cut from sheet copper, textured and then brazed onto a copper wire stem. Brazing does leave marks and on this flower the most obvious mark is at the bottom of the leaf, where it has been brazed to the stem (a slight silvery colour and a bit of unevenness).
I’ve added some photos of the copper poppy next to some of the local, wild, red poppies. The poppies were a little small this year, but I hope you can see how the real thing helped me come up with the design.
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.