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About Shalini Austin

I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper Things. It started as a hobby in 2008, making wire jewellery. As I progressed on my creative journey I learnt to appreciate sheet metal, especially copper. So it is only natural that my work is now taking a new path in coppersmithing. In recent years I have been working mainly with sheet copper, crafting a decorative and functional range of copper jewellery, home-ware and sculptures.  I love working with sheet metal and creating interesting 3D forms and shapes, often using nothing more than a simple hammer to create textures. Recently I have also started enamelling, which has proven very popular with jewellery customers

Further Info

Specialised in
Metalwork (Copper), Enamelling
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Yes
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing

Decorative Copper Leaf Sculptures

Various sizes Made to Order

Individually crafted decorative copper leaf sculpture which can be displayed indoor and outdoor. Made in various sizes 4 – 10 inches (10 – 25 cm). The price is for one leaf.

The medium size decorative copper leaf has always been the most popular size. Please select leaf size from option above. The selection also tells you the exact price of the sculptures based on size selected. The size is the length of the actual leaf and does not include the wire stem, which will be approximately 6 inches (15 cm) and will have a few twists and bends on it.

This copper leaf has been made from copper sheet. The copper sheet was cut and the large leaf individually hand-made using a technique called fold forming. Once the leaf shape was ready it was given a patina using a butane torch flame which brings out lovely colours in copper. The leaf is then left to naturally gain further patina, copper will continue to darken naturally over time as it reacts with the oxygen in the air.