Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Copper Art for the Garden

Catherine Murphy has been a construction welder who worked on highrises, power plants and paper mills, then she attended a class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC and she never looked back.

We have been carrying Catherine's work for about 15 years and love how it continually evolves, new pieces are added as old ones retired.

Her studio has grown from a one-person operation to having a handful of employees who help her create her work. Catherine does all the design work and her helpers take care of business issues, apply patinas, cut the copper and do some of the welding.

Her studio has a relaxed atmosphere, since it is alongside the Haw Creek a kayak sits out back and is used for lunchtime paddling breaks. Her helpers bring their dogs to work and are in the studio four days a week.

For the most part, Catherine's studio produces whimsical garden art (or as they call it “jewelry for the garden”) butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragonflys and sunflowers.

To see more of Catherine's work or to purchase online follow this link.

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