Creations from Bluewater Copper Works are individually hand-crafted from solid copper by R. Hanes Hoffman Jr. I use a variety of hand tools to achieve authentic detail of species. Works are then painted with flame to produce beautiful markings and iridescent colors. Each piece is then finished with a clear coating to deter oxidation. I see this work as both interpretive and realistic. Most of my work is three-dimensional, one-sided, bas-relief sculpture. Each piece is fitted with a hanger on the reverse, ready to hang on a hook. This art is functional for outdoor as well as indoor use.
“As I massage this copper into forms of life, I gain a greater respect for the natural world. Each piece comes alive in my mind as it is slowly born in my hands.”