A little sneak peek into an upcoming collaboration – pending for debut at our Fortuna Fine Arts show pending in New York City we are partnering with artist and coppersmith Steven Bradway. Steve will be working on a series of copper floral and vine work to intertwine with our turned bowls and vases.
Steve Bradway, owner and operator of Stephen D. Bradway – Coppersmith, LLC, Rio Grande, NJ. Grew up in the sheet metal business teaming up with his father to creatue architectural metal products, copper cupolas, copper roof flashings, skylights, etc. his father, Edwin, was a tough act to follow, so he chose another direction. About 1975 his interest in copper peaked, inspiring him to produce hand made cookware and architectural items.
Taking the fortunate opportunity to study under Fred Haushouser, an old German metal smith, from Wilmington, DE. After two years of him saying: “Get away kid you bother me.” he opened up and let Steven in. Fred taught him the techniques uses today. He now passes them on to his assistant, Betsy King (a top rate jeweler in her own right), who provides her extra hands to help create beautiful, utilitarian, copperware to last a lifetime.
If you ever travel to extreme Southern New Jersey, about 6 miles north of Cape May, please stop into Edwin’s Barn and browse their small gallery. Explore many different items for the kitchen, home and garden that accent their handcrafted copperware.
We’re not ready to share our combined creations just yet, but stick around we’ll provide some previews before the opening.