Michael Heinitz

Michael With Lobster

Creating Copper Fine Arts and Crafts has been my hobby and I am inspired by the world around me, The Garden, The Sea and even The History Channel. All of my copper art works are of my own design, unique, hand hammered and will outlive all of us.  I have created hand hammered copper art work that is both functional as well as purely artistic.

My Recent hand hammered copper Art work includes :

Copper Wall Décor/Mirrors

Copper Christmas/Holiday  Decoration Collection
Copper Lobster

As a copper artist living in Maine, I have always had the desire to create copper art and sculptures from sheets/rods of metal. It has been my lifelong hobby. Copper is my metal of choice and can be displayed inside or outside. Many techniques are used to form my copper art work. I design, form templates, cut, grind, polish, hammer and solder, all done by hand. Some pieces are finished with a polyurethane finish for a lifetime of luster. Colors are obtained by the heat of different torches as well as the natural patina process. Some copper art pieces are functional, such as arbors, trellis’, outdoor/indoor lights, fountains, weather vanes, mirrors and hummingbird/fish spinners. Some copper art pieces are purely artistic such as a lobster, a tribal head, sun impressions, each with its’ own facial expression and wall hangings of various designs. All pieces of my art are made of copper, custom designed, unique, hand hammered and will outlive all of us. Each piece is as individual as you are.
I enjoy creating copper Fine Arts and Crafts and I am inspired by the world around me, The Garden, The Sea and even The History Channel. Transforming a piece of hard cold copper from an idea into reality brings great satisfaction. More importantly, I enjoy seeing the smiles and the looks of wonderment on the people’s faces as they view my work. Email: heinitz@heinitzgallery.com