As an apprentice tin and copper smith, I get to play with sheets of tin and copper all the time. Of course, tin is much easier to create kitchenware with in some regards (such as how easily it solders), but this post I’m going to wax a bit poetic about copper and discuss the bare [...]
There’s something a bit exhilarating about huddling over a hot fire with some metal in your hands and making it melt. Hand-wiping tin on American House Copper copper cookware at the '16 Tinsmith Convergence Our House Copper copper pots are hand tinned here at HC, and it’s done beautifully in Lima OH by [...]
I love that I get to learn an old art form, that the items we make are useful, and that with the knowledge getting passed along, another generation can carry the torch and keep the trade alive.
Copper pots and bowls all have handles. They are usually either of brass, iron or steel and occasionally copper. Have you ever looked at how those handles are attached? Likely you’ll see rivets, at least where cookware is concerned (or, if you’re like me before I became educated in kitchen tools, I called them ‘nails’ [...]