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the copperwork of Santa Clara del Cobre

Our friend Jean Emery recently returned from visiting her daughter in Michoacan, and visited the town of Santa Clara del Cobre [photos from various Flickr users] while on her trip. Santa Clara is a village of copper artisans near Patzuaro; Jean tells us they've been making copper goods there since pre-colonial times:

They make sinks. bowls, vases, bathtubs - it's all totally gorgeous and of course looks great in an Arts and Crafts setting.  I bought a huge hammered organic-formed vase - sort of pumpkin shaped - for under $100.

Here's a link to an article in a Mexican folk arts blog; the pictures are good but really just barely begin to capture the gorgeous shapes and finishes available.