Local Artist Spotlight: A State Of Copper

It’s no secret that we love to support local artists and have quite a few local and Michigan made lines in the store. We started carrying A State of Copper’s one of a kind Michigan copper art around Christmas time. Since then we have become their number one retailer. We love how beautiful and unique piece of art is and so do our customers!

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The process… Despite what many people think when first looking at these pieces, they are not laser cut outs. They are all signed, original pieces of copper art produced using a 42 step process that begins with a flat piece of copper and a variety of types of acid. The art is then sealed in a high quality resin that immediately stops the oxidation process and is equivalent of 200+ coats of polyurethane. It is a process that takes 10 days.

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A State of Copper is a family run business. Alex and Becky Teselsky, with the help of their son Alex, create each piece from their home. Not only are they incredibly talented artists but they are wonderful people. Alex is instantly a friend to everyone he meets. In fact, we almost always sell a piece of his art while he is here dropping off a batch because our customers love to hear him talk about his art.

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We loved the copper art so much that we had Alex create us a five foot by two and half foot custom sign to hang behind our cash wrap. We love that it is the focal point of our store!

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Besides the classic Michigan art, Alex works with us to create designs that are exclusive to Rebel Magnolia, as well as seasonal designs. The copper hearts were a hit around valentines day and the butterflies are the perfect piece for spring.

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More than just wall art, we also carry one of a kind copper and wood serving trays. These pieces are sure to be the focal point of any room they are in. They are durable enough to set hot or cold items or to use as decor.

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As beautiful as these pictures are, you have to come see these beautiful works of art in person. The depth in each piece and the way they reflect the light is totally unique. We also accept custom orders at no extra charge. We carry a variety of sizes starting at 5″x7″ ($80). Our most popular sizes are 8″x10″ ($130) and 11″x14″ ($200).

 

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