Announcement   Copper being an environmental reactor, affected by the very air we breathe and changes with the lightest touch. Not knowing when to stop the patina process and capture the colors seen is the mystery, the next step produces just as much wonder as the last. The colors you see here are not applied to the copper, they are urged and compelled to gather on this ever-reactive of materials.

Macro Photographs taken throughout the process are used to create unique works and surface patterns to decorate objects.

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Last updated on Jul 20, 2018

Copper being an environmental reactor, affected by the very air we breathe and changes with the lightest touch. Not knowing when to stop the patina process and capture the colors seen is the mystery, the next step produces just as much wonder as the last. The colors you see here are not applied to the copper, they are urged and compelled to gather on this ever-reactive of materials.

Macro Photographs taken throughout the process are used to create unique works and surface patterns to decorate objects.

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Olaf

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About

Art is in the idea, then it is just work.

Copper has always held my attention whenever I saw it. The warm glow when it catches the light begged to be admired. After creating a few installations (desk, ceiling and fixtures), I had some remnants to work with and do patina/distressing experiments which led to the appearance of copper oxides that produced colors of the rainbow. Every color seen is made up tiny particles that gathers on the surface of the copper, which changes over time and environmental exposure.

With an inexpensive digital camera an a salvaged lens allowed the ability to create macro images of an area the size no greater that a quarter. With these large images and small area I am able to create surface designs that I could on dream of.

Wandering through a local art supply store I came across this fiber filled Mulberry paper called "Unryu" that captured my imagination. The Eco-friendly paper made of the Thai Mulberry fibers comes dyed these rich colors full of fibers that seem to float within it. Mesmerized, my brain would fill with ideas for uses of it.

After many trials and many failures, I found ways to show off the beauty of the paper, which is tissue thin and fragile. Now I can use this paper to cover almost anything and try to make objects that are not just artful but functional.

Shop members

  • Olaf

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    In my former life in cubicle world, the highest order of creativity was what socks and tie to wear and I had some cool ties and awesome socks. After years of sleeplessness and stress I found my way as an artisan of things artful and functional.

Production partners

  • Product fullfillment company

    Charlotte, NC

    They create the products using original designs I have created.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 2, 2017
Welcome!
All my items are handmade one piece at a time.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Clothing, phone cases, pencil cases, pillows, scarves,hats:
• All sales are FINAL (no refunds or exchanges accepted due to the made to order nature of the items).
• All of these items are MADE TO ORDER, which means that it takes 5-10 business days to make them, plus shipping times. NOTE* currently there is a longer than average wait time for items so please be aware of that before ordering.
• Once your order is placed and payment cleared you have 12 HOURS to CANCEL your order, after that NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted as your item is already in the process of being made.
• Items are not returnable due to sizing issues. Since all garments are printed and made-to-order, we cannot replace/remake a garment that was not ordered in the correct size. Please choose the correct size by referring to the measurement charts. Clothing can become see through if stretched too thin if ordered a size too small.
• If you do find something is really wrong with your item once you receive it, please contact me and I will do what I can to fix it. In order to resolve cases, I must be contacted within 10 days of the ship date for Canadian and US orders or within 15 days for international orders.
• When contacting with an issue, photos for reference MUST be included as I work with a manufacturing company and they will not consider refunds without photographs. All orders considered for refund must be shipped back to me at the customers expense before a new item or refund is issued.
Payment
I accept PayPal as a payment method.
I require the money to be paid within three days of the purchase. If you have any problems with payment, here is a helpful guide to paying through PayPal: http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/
Shipping
I ship via USPS within two days of receiving payment. I'll let you know through a convo when your item is shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have ideas for a custom order, please send me a convo and we'll discuss the details for creating a truly unique piece for you.