Hand-Hammered Copper Coffee Pot | Blue Patina
Typically a few months
2 to 7 days
Tradition in Contemporary Form
From the quiet of the rice fields, comes a steady beat, a strong metal hammer - a copper artist's way to greet...
With attention to detail followed by high skill, Master Craftsman, Masayuki Shimakura created this exquisite two-cup, hand-hammered-pour-over copper coffee pot in earthy blue patina for the true coffee connoisseur.
Blow after blow, up to several hundred thousand times, the master meticulously hand hammers a single sheet of copper, creating the signature dimpled pattern. And with each carefully spaced strike, he sculpts and "shrinks" this unique, two-cup pour-over coffee pot into form. With special attention to detail, the master also hammers the thin goose-neck spout to a fine point to ensure a slow, steady, flow of water will reach the freshly ground coffee beans to make perfect, aroma-rich morning coffee.
Hand-Hammering the Copper
Working from a family studio nestled quietly among the rice fields of Niigata, Japan, meet Master Shimakura draws encouragement from the deep historical roots of the area where metal work began in the Edo Period (1603), and where hand-hammering (Tsuiki) advanced from 1868. Mr. Shimakura relies heavily on those traditional techniques honed and handed down generations, and his own hard-won mastery, to now create objects that complement modern life. The hammering process is a long one and throughout the coffee pot is also repeatedly heated in a furnace and soaked in water to soften the hardening copper and facilitate further hammering. To finish and smooth, the master applies various traditional and modern techniques to create the dark, bluish patina on the surface. The Pour-over Coffee Pot is then sealed with lacquer and signed by the artist.
From the Studio to Your Door
This is among one of the finest contemporary expressions of traditional Japanese craft work offered here at Alfan Select! As the artist will work on the order once received, please use the form above to order. We will contact you right away to give you the time frame for completion.
A really special and unique gift for any true coffee connoisseur, this two-cup crafted pot is worth the wait!
Product Details | Care
Due to the nature of the high-end, one-at-a-time, craft-making processes, individual products may vary slightly in color (from our website photos and one from another) and in other product qualities. Amount, 1.2 liters. Base Diameter 145 × H 145mm. Weight 333g . Copper outside; inside base and spout is lined with tin for ease of daily use. The lacquer coating helps prevent tarnish, and for best care wash by hand with water only or a non-alkaline dish soap. Dry and buff often with a soft cloth. (do not use any scouring pads). Caution: Handle is covered in bamboo, but will get fairly hot so use of pot holder is advised.