Thanks to its instantly-recognisable beauty and extraordinary versatility, copper has been an inspiration and aid to artists for centuries.
With a colour palette that will naturally change over time when exposed to the elements (from its gleaming new form, through rich browns to the vivid green patina of vintage copper) it can be advanced to and held at any stage of its development using a variety of treatments and techniques. Rainbow effects and a wide range of textures can also be achieved with the application of different chemical recipes.
Alloying with other metals, copper forms more staples of the art world, such as bronze and brass. A variety of resources are available to inspire artists, and assist them with achieving their desired shape, colour and form.
2016 Copper and the Home Design Competition
Copper and the Home 2016 is the latest iteration of a well-established design competition calling on designers to take fresh inspiration from the red metal and its alloys. Click here
for details and entry forms.