Mathews, Racheal and Skip

Metalwork

Copper Colorists LLC

Stone County

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Mathews, Racheal and Skip

It was in 1981 that Skip began developing his unique method of flame painting. During his first 15 years as a coppersmith, he had watched the colors form around his solder marks and that led to his decision to discipline himself for 10 years to do nothing but butterflies for the wall. He made over 15,000 of them in a row. Then, rather than merely having happy accidents, he became the first to learn how to separate and control those natural colors and went from being a coppersmith who colored copper with a flame to being referred to as a “flame painter”.