Friday, July 20, 2012

Copper Art

 Here we are at the ABANA conference and yesterday was an extremely full day. Temperatures hovered around 105 but under the awnings of our tent it was over 110. With demonstrators working away over hot coals and fiery blasting propane forges, it at times seemed unbearable.  Needless to say, after a three hour demonstration and Kirk filling in for one demonstrator who passed out from the heat with heat exhaustion, we were worn out last night.
 Just too tired to chat with my blogging friends.  But I've got to show you some of the need stuff that was being made.
 This is a family from Mexico who creates copper  and silver pots.
This is not painted on but actual silver and copper. Somehow they carve the pictures and then use an acid which helps the silver to adhere. Never saw that part but wow, the workmanship is amazing. One of the pots they create has a price tag of $40,000 dollars.

Stay tuned, I've not shown you the Scandinavian door the Italians were building, or the Norwegian ax handle, or the art gallery, or....

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