Sculptured Copper #19
Sculptured copper is a three dimensional piece for decoration. This piece is approximately 1 1/4"h x 5 3/4"w x 2" d and weighs 13.4 ounces. A one of a kind piece.
Sculptured Copper Native copper is used to form these interesting sculptures. Molten copper at 2200° F is poured into water soaked straw. The straw forms the shape, the burns away, and the copper forms solidify in the cool water. Old customs of the early miners indicate that lead was used in the above process. Fortune telling was a New Year's Day pastime; good or bad luck was determined by the shape and size of the sculpture. Following the old traditions, this sculptured copper has been proudly manufactured in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.