Decorative Copper Molds

decorative copper molds
  • (decoratively) in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"
  • (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
  • Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental
  • Relating to decoration
  • cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
  • a copper penny
  • A police officer
  • a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
  • coat with a layer of copper
  • A distinctive and typical style, form, or character
  • (mold) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  • Something made in this way, esp. a gelatin dessert or a mousse
  • A hollow container used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material (such as wax or metal) when it cools and hardens
  • (mold) cast: the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
  • (mold) model: form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"

The Devil's Cathedral
The Devil's Cathedral
In around 1760 William Reeve, a wealthy Quaker copper smelter with a works at Crew's Hole, built a mansion for himself at Brislington. The house, originally called Mount Pleasant, became known as Arno's Court and is now a hotel. The architect was James Bridges, of Bristol Bridge, St Nicholas Church and the Royal Fort. On the opposite side of Bath Road, and connected to the house by a tunnel, arose an extraordinary complex of buildings in the Gothick style. Among these was the Bath House, a unique Georgian building fronted by a colonnaded screen and with a ceiling attributed to Thomas Stocking, a famous craftsman-plasterer in the Rococo style. Stocking had executed a ceiling at Corsham Court, the seat of Lord Methuen. By the 1930s the Bath House had fallen into disrepair and the contemporary Lord Methuen made an appeal to the House of Lords. Questions were asked in Parliament and various civic societies mounted campaigns to save the building. Bristol Corporation sensitively suggested that the colonnade be moved to a public park and used as a urinal. Eventually the colonnade was removed to Sir Clough Williams-Ellis's estate at Portmeirion, North Wales, but the main structure continued to deteriorate and was eventually demolished in 1965. Nearby stood this structure, built as Reeve's stables and offices. It is made from the strange, blue-black, slightly irredescent slag from Reeve's copper works. Moulded into large blocks it made a virtually indestructible building material. It is found in old walls all over Bristol but this is the largest structure entirely made from it. Pevsner suggests that some of the decorative trimmings were salvaged from St Werburgh's church, which was rebuilt in 1758-61. Since Bridges was the architect of the new church this is entirely plausible. Until the 1990s this weird edifice was set well back from the Bath Road and only small parts of it could be glimpsed between the surrounding buildings. For many years, as Pevsner observes, it was a club and canteen for tramwaymen. In about 1995 the area was utterly transformed by the coming of the new "spine road" partial form a revival of the old Outer Circuit Road scheme which had led to the unnecessary demolition of Totterdown in 1973. The building now stands, amid surroundings of unexampled vulgarity, on a strip of ground between a dual-carriageway road and the car park of a Sainsbury's supermarket. Pre-1900 photographs show it dreaming among farms and stately trees.
Copper Leaf Vessel
Copper Leaf Vessel
When raking a mountain of Tulip Tree leaves in my backyard I noticed how thick and sturdy, yet pliable they were. So I used them as stamps to make paper clay leaves about 1/8 inch thick. I made a rough, bumpy bowl of recycled paper pulp and paper clay and overlapped my cut out leaves as the rim. The leaves are painted in a verdigris with a glaze of copper metallic. The rest of the bowl is meant to look like faux hammered copper.

decorative copper molds
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