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Crozet Artisan Depot | Copper Abstractions

  • Crozet Artisan Depot 5791 Old Three Notch'd Rd Crozet, Virginia, 22932 United States (map)

For the month of October, I will be displaying a curated selection of my copper abstractions, candelabra, and hand-forged copper at the historic Crozet train depot in the heart of the town. Mark your calendars now and plan to meet the Artist at the Second Saturday Reception from 3 pm until 5 pm at the Depot.

Second Saturday Reception:

Saturday, October 13, 2018,

About Crozet Artisan Depot:

Crozet Artisan Depot is the hub for a thriving artisan community in Western Albemarle County. We are a group of artisans dedicated to our work, to building a community for creative people, and to supporting local artisans.

Our gallery shares the old train depot with the Tourism and Adventure Center run by the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau. We think that is the perfect use for the historic train depot; good for the community, visitors, and artisans!

Store Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

About the Artist

“Copper, in its many forms, is essential to my artistic expression. I love the way it responds to the environment, the way it transforms over time, and how it moves and spreads when worked with hammer and anvil. I love combining found, overlooked, and ordinary objects in unconventional ways. I use tools passed down from my father and grandfather in my studio every day, and cherish the craftsmanship I learned from them.

Surface transformation using hand-aged verdigris and hammered detailing has long been a part of my process. Four years ago, I began experimenting with making abstract art on copper using live leaves and chemicals. I discovered that the tannic acids and nutrients in leaves react with the copper and the acids used in traditional patinating methods. The structure of the leaves creates a micro-environment for the chemical reaction to take place, and the days-long process renders an etched and verdigris image on, and in, the surface of the copper.

A class in copper bowl-making in 2017 re-energized my interest in forming copper.  Texturing hammers and found object forms help bring intricate surface detail in my hand-hammered bowls. Additionally, I have incorporated many of the bowl-making forms and tools into my candelabra work, and find that working a single material in myriad ways keeps me fully present to my process. Pushing the boundaries of a medium is where the light comes in for me.”

Earlier Event: September 15
43rd Street Festival of the Arts | 2018
Later Event: October 5
74th Annual Waterford Fair