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Copper Patina Art Pieces by Karla

Patina is a coating of various chemical compounds such as oxides, carbonates, sulfides, or sulfates formed on the surface during exposure to atmospheric elements.

About

Hi I'm Karla Deal, a copper artisan.

Karla Deal
 

Karla Deal

I'm a self taught artist residing in Nashville, TN working with the copper element via a patina process to create truly unique, one of a kind pieces. The copper element has endless possibilities when creating a patina with a very elegant, distressed and modern end result.

All pieces in my copper patina process are one of a kind. No 2 pieces will ever be the same. The process begins by aging the copper, acquired from rolls. The aging/patina process is done in a combination of ammonia baths, vinegar and salt. The copper baths can last from a few hours to several days, depending on temperatures, humidity, desired colors, etc. Many variables can and will determine the length of time in the necessary baths. Sometimes colors are also achieved via torching the copper panels once they are thru soaking in the baths.

Once the copper has been aged and the desired patina color(s) have been achieved, the panels are cut and applied to wood or barn wood. The design process is simply what I feel flows well, given the final piece I am creating. All pieces are finished off with copper tacks.

 

The aging/patina process is done in a combination of ammonia baths, vinegar and salt.

Cu29 Studio Portfolio

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  • Clocks & Mirrors
  • Wall Art/Custom
  • Home Decor
  • Large Art Pieces
  • 18x18 clock

    18" x 18" Clock

    18" x 18" clock

  • 18x18 clock

    18" x 18" Clock

    18" x 18" clock

  • 18x18 clock

    18" x 18" Clock

    18" x 18" clock

  • Orange clock

    Orange Clock

    12" x 12" clock in an orange copper patina

  • Orange clock

    Orange Clock

    12" x 12" clock in an orange copper patina

  • Orange clock

    Orange Clock

    12" x 12" clock in an orange copper patina

  • Blue clock

    Blue Clock

    12" x 12" clock in a blue copper patina

    Large Version
  • Blue clock

    Blue Clock

    12" x 12" clock in a blue copper patina

  • Blue clock

    Blue Clock

    12" x 12" clock in a blue copper patina

  • Long Horizontal Mirror

    Long Horizontal Mirror

    15" x 40" in darker patina colors

  • Long Horizontal Mirror

    Long Horizontal Mirror

    15" x 40" in darker patina colors

  • Long Horizontal Mirror

    Long Horizontal Mirror

    15" x 40" in darker patina colors

  • Blue Mirror

    Blue Mirror

    20" x 20" mirror in blue copper patina

    Large Version
  • Blue Mirror

    Blue Mirror

    20" x 20" mirror in blue copper patina

  • Blue Mirror

    Blue Mirror

    20" x 20" mirror in blue copper patina

  • Retail Mirror Detail 1

    Retail Mirror

    Custom made for Luxury Eyesight, Chicago, IL

  • Retail Mirror

    Retail Mirror

    Custom made for Luxury Eyesight, Chicago, IL

  • Retail Mirror Detail 2

    Retail Mirror

    Custom made for Luxury Eyesight, Chicago, IL

  • Black Mirror

    Black Mirror

    16" x 16" mirror in darker patina colors

  • Black Mirror

    Black Mirror

    16" x 16" mirror in darker patina colors

  • Black Mirror

    Black Mirror

    16" x 16" mirror in darker patina colors

  • Large Wall Clock

    Large Wall Clock

    36" x 36" In Orange Patina Colors

  • Large Wall Clock

    Large Wall Clock

    36" x 36" In Orange Patina Colors

  • Large Wall Clock

    Large Wall Clock

    36" x 36" In Orange Patina Colors

  • Large Blue Mirror

    Large Blue Mirror

    30" x 30" Blue & Brown Patina Mirror

  • Large Blue Mirror

    Large Blue Mirror

    30" x 30" Blue & Brown Patina Mirror

  • Large Blue Mirror

    Large Blue Mirror

    30" x 30" Blue & Brown Patina Mirror

  • Wall Strip 2 Detail 1

    Art Wall Strip

    4 x 40" on barn wood in Blue/Orange/Brown copper patinas

  • Wall Strip 2

    Art Wall Strip

    4" x 40" on barn wood in Blue/Orange/Brown copper patinas

  • Wall Strip 2 Detail 2

    Art Wall Strip

    4 x 40" on barn wood in Blue/Orange/Brown copper patinas

  • Art Wall Strip

    Art Wall Strip

    4" x 40" on barn wood in brighter copper patinas

  • Art Wall Strip

    Art Wall Strip

    4" x 40" on barn wood in brighter copper patinas

  • Art Wall Strip

    Art Wall Strip

    4" x 40" on barn wood in brighter copper patinas

  • Custom 3D Bear Piece

    Custom 3D Bear Piece

    Entire piece is in copper patinas for Dr. Caitlyn Baer, Nashville, TN.

  • Custom 3D Bear Piece

    Custom 3D Bear Piece

    Entire piece is in copper patinas for Dr. Caitlyn Baer, Nashville, TN.

  • Custom 3D Bear Piece

    Custom 3D Bear Piece

    Entire piece is in copper patinas for Dr. Caitlyn Baer, Nashville, TN.

  • Wall Art

    Large Custom 3D Wall Piece

    48"H x 28"W

    Large Version
  • Wall Art

    Large Custom 3D Wall Piece

    48"H x 28"W

  • Wall Art

    Large Custom 3D Wall Piece

    48"H x 28"W

  • Wall Clock

    Large Wall Clock

    Large 36" x 36" Wall Clock

  • Wall Clock

    Large Wall Clock

    Large 36" x 36" Wall Clock

  • Wall Clock

    Large Wall Clock

    Large 36" x 36" Wall Clock

  • Wall Art

    3D Wall Piece

    Large Version
  • Wall Art

    3D Wall Piece

  • Wall Art

    3D Wall Piece

  • Home Decor

    5 Pillar
    Candle Holder

    15"H

    Large Version
  • Home Decor

    Art Deco Box

    8.5"H x 5" x 5"

  • 24 inch vase

    24" Vase

    24" Vase

    Large Version
  • Home Decor

    Art Deco Box

    8.5"H x 5" x 5"

  • 7x7 Clock

    7" x 7" clock

    7" x 7"

The copper baths can last from a few hours to several days, depending on temperatures, humidity, and desired colors.

Contact

Contact me directly to inquire about my work or for quotes on custom art pieces.

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