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Recycled Copper Studios
Nestled in the beautiful, forested hillsides of Michoacán is a small town where the art of coppersmithing dates to the 12th century.
Today, the vast majority of copper is produced in coppersmith studios that utilize recycled copper. The recycled metal is melted down, and manually pounded into shape with sledge hammers. The process of transforming scraps of copper into functional pieces is manual and iterative. A single item, such as a large tray, might be fired, hammered and dunked in tubs of water a dozen or more times before it's finished.
We work with several family-run studios in the small town of Santa Clara del Cobre, which employ between 5 - 25 coppersmiths each, to create our collection of copper trays, cups and accessories.