Copper has an innate warmth, like a wood burning fireplace. Our process dictates that no two pieces are created the same; every piece is its own unique expression.
FireSmith Copper is a husband and wife team. After a childhood immersed in the arts, Jennah graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in studio arts and a minor in art history. Paul is a carpenter who puts his skill to use in historic restoration of Oregon's timber frame covered bridges. Paul’s workmanship and Jennah's lifelong commitment to art have blossomed in copper. Without the use of chemicals, acids, or dyes the copper is flame painted to pull out the vibrant colors hidden within. The designs are “free-hand” crafted with various hand tools by both artists. The properties of luminosity and flexibility are showcased after the surface is prepared with modern tools, materials, and processes. With his carpentry experience, Paul finishes the work by shaping the copper to the custom built frame for a gallery style presentation.