Roberto Castro from Santa Clara del Cobre, true coppersmith artist pieces!
For over 500 years, nearby sources of copper stimulated the trade of copper work, and most of the items made were utilitarian: sinks, pots and pans, and large cooking vessels.
In 1966, an American artist, James Metcalf and his wife, Mexican artist Ana Pellicer, began working with the coppersmiths, teaching them new techniques and decorative designs and heralding a new era in the town. Now the coppersmiths are true artists, creating spectacular decorative vessels and chargers.
He has maintained his own workshop for more than forty years.
His beautifully painted tin birds and playful bugs are his own invention, and he remains the only person doing this type of work.