How The Products Are Made

The below shows an overview of some of the production processes used. From raw copper to finished product.

Step 1

Flat Copper Sheet

Sheets of copper measuring 2 metres by 1 metre are used as the base material for most products. Different copper types are used for spinning and bending. Copper for spinning is described as soft. Copper for the sides of cylindrical pots is much firmer.

Step 2


Hand tools are used to cut the larger sheets down to the correct sizes for working. A square and ruler is used to meaure the sheet, a scribe is used to mark a line in the copper and hand 'snips' are used for cutting. Where circles are required for spinning, a pair of dividers is used, much like a pair of compasses.

Step 3


The smaller pots, and the base of the larger planters, are 'spun' on a 1950's design spinning lathe. Using large hand tools, much like spoons, the sheet metal is formed over a wooden 'chuck' into the correct three dimensional shape.

Step 4


Once cut, flat sheet is made into cylinders using a manual 'slip roller'. Three rollers are adjusted while the sheet copper is continuously fed through the machine until the correct radius is formed.

Step 5


Flux is applied to two pieces metal where it is to be joined. The copper is then heated with a gas torch and solder is applied. The solder melts and fuses to pieces of metal together.

Step 6


A beading machine, also known as a 'Jenny' is used to make a decorative shape at the top of the pot. This serves two purposes, it adds to the aesthetic of the pot but also adds strength to the rim.

Step 7


Once the product is produced. It is then polished using two cloths and a polishing compound. Shown here is 'Peek' which cleans, polishes and protects the copper. It can be bought from Amazon here if you wish to use the same product.

Copper plant pot Free shipping

Step 8


The finished product is carefully wrapped and prepared for shipping. All packaging materials are recycled and sourced sustainably.

Plants in copper plant pot

Step 9


Once your new pot or planter has arrived, you can then set to work filling it with your chosen plants. For inspiration, please see the blog posts here or images on Pinterest or Instagram.