Copper Village

Our village Durfort hs been making copperware for hundreds of years.  Many of the beautifully renovated homes were once copper studios.  At the front of our village are several shops selling copper made here and elsewhere along with leather makers, glass artist, a basketmaker and a craft co-op of local artists.  About 30 seconds from the workshop house is a wonderful copper museum with beautiful old copper pots- a great place to sketch and paint. There is one remaining copper studio and one can visit and see the copperware still being made.

Along with copper our village is know for great tasting water and on the weekends many cars pull up with jugs to fill up for the week at the town fountain.

I’ve been continuing to sketch everyday along with hosting the watercolor class that just left today. The plump copperware shapes are lovely to draw and the copper color is my inspiration for a new colorway I’ll mix for some polymer clay work.  Orange is a great mixing color- try it!

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