About Coppretta: All Coppretta sculpture is made with hand-hammered copper, using centuries-old chase and repousse techniques, and is finished with a variety of beautiful patinas. Alabama artist Barbara Lawrence may employ over 20 steps just to bring a flower to completion. Your Coppretta sculpture is lovingly crafted and unique. Each one-of-a-kind piece is designed to bring a lifetime of enjoyment.
Patinas and Finishes: Patinas range from a dark bronze Liver of Sulphur treatment to a beautiful Tiffany Green. The Tiffany Green Patina is the same formula the famous stained glass artist used. Barbara is a relative of Adrien Dalpayrat, a ceramic artist who collaborated with Tiffany, making bases for his lamps. Dalpayrat’s ceramic & bronze works can be found in 26 major museums worldwide. The transparent colored finishes are mixtures of modern dyes added to a lacquer base, to which interference pigments or 23K gold leaf is added. When completed, each sculpture is coated with lacquer to preserve and protect it. All leaf undersides and stems are left as a shiny copper, which reflects and enhances the light which is included in the base of the fountains. This can create a beautiful glowing “fireplace” effect at night and will often cast shimmering leaf shadows on walls and ceilings.
Sales & Commissions: Works in the galleries except the Sold gallery are available for sale. You may request a sculpture similar to those seen there. Please email if you would like to discuss a custom commissioned work or if you have any questions or comments. Blog and video coming soon! Most credit cards and Paypal accepted.