More copper

Last week, I promised some pictures of the fired copper – sans pickle, sans patina – so you could see it in all it’s fine shiny loveliness. However, I just can’t leave well enough alone. I really can’t help but patina things. I use a lot of texture in my pieces, and texture lends itself well to patina. These are the art clay copper blossoms that I made the other day. I decided that I would try giving them an ammonia treatment to try to get the verdigris to develop. It started to, but after 2 days, and not a …