Open House December 28th & 29th 2019

Roberto Castro from Santa Clara del Cobre, true coppersmith artist pieces!

The town of Santa Clara del Cobre near Pátzcuaro in Michoacán is the source of some of the world’s most extraordinary works in copper.

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.

Come and visit us!

Gregorio Juárez with tin birds and bugs, only person doing this type of work!

Gregorio Juárez began working with a tinsmith when he was 13 year old and took eagerly to the work.

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.

Every purchase helps to support a hard-working, creative family of artists and to keep alive a rich aspect of Mexican culture and history!

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