One Word Photo Challenge: Copper
Hand hammered copper ware is the artistic specialty of coppersmiths in the village of Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, Mexico. Skilled craftsmen produce an array of brilliant copper items from tiny pots you can tie on a business card to entire decorative door coverings! Visitors are welcome to enter the workshops, often located in the rear of sales rooms, where the artists will gladly explain the process and may even hand you the hammer to give it a try!
Stay tuned for an entire post on the copper craftsmen of Santa Clara del Cobre!
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That’s really cool! It seems like Mexico is a craftsman smorgasbord! I definitely need to go!
“Craftsman smorgasbord” is an excellent description. Another person
( http://rustytraveltrunk.com/2015/03/24/a-backpackers-souvenirs/) said Mexico has “an embarrassment of riches.” The people are very creative and they start at a young age.
wow, that’s interesting!
Thanks for the compliment! I’ll get more photos posted soon.
This is really cool. Looking forward to your next post on this subject. Would love to see the tiny copper pots. Thanks so much for sharing.
I’m glad you like this. I spotted that business card a couple of days ago – now if I can only find it again!
I love artisans! Reminds me of what I saw in Haiti.
Thanks. So many people in these countries are extremely skilled and imaginative, and they can make beautiful things with minimal materials.
Wow I bet you would never ran out of subjects to photograph! How lucky and fortunate you are.
Thanks so much for your comments. You’re right on all counts – I’m so fortunate to be able to spend half of my life in Mexico, and I will never run out of interesting subjects to photograph there!
We returned to Alaska last week, and it’s such a difference. It’s basically a nature place and Mexico is a happenin’ place!