Copper Sinks, An Ancient Tradition
Copper was the first metal used by man in the eve of civilization, dating back more than 10,000 years. Nowadays there are many uses for this metal at home ranging from copper tubing in your plumbing system to some of the finest cookware available. Interior decorators and other professionals look to copper and brass as naturally inviting metals that make a statement of quality, comfort and beauty. No wonder that copper has also become a popular material for sinks in the kitchen, bath and in the bar, including beautiful copper bathtubs too.Copper artisans abound throughout the world, however the artisans that have gained a reputation for making sinks has been primarily centered in Mexico. Most of the shops making “hand crafted” copper sinks are small and owned by the artisan’s family. The methods used to fabricate these sinks goes back centuries. The term “hand hammered” has become synonymous with Mexican artisan copper sinks in recent years. This term refers to the original ancient techniques that groups of artisans have been using for centuries in this area of western Mexico. Copper sheets are carefully and patiently hammered by the artisans into shape and hand finished until they get the piece they have in mind. The results are somewhat rustic, but unique and one of a kind. Once you install one of these sinks you know you have a unique piece of copper art. Other copper sinks made in series are fabricated with somehow similar techniques but have a “smooth” finish rather than a “hand hammered” one.
hammered copper sinks
copper sinks care