Arts and Crafts Movement Metalwork
The text on these pages comes from "Art
Metalwork with Inexpensive Equipment"
by Payne and was written in 1914. This was during the early days
of the Arts and Crafts Movement in
the USA and reflects the attitudes and materials available at the time. We
have rearranged the information for effective presentation on the web
and added occasional notes where things the book mentions are no longer
true or correct. However, the links on the left are approximately
in the same order as the chapters of the book.
Who will find the site valuable:
- Serious collectors of Arts and Crafts items will be able to learn
exactly how their items were made and the work that went into their
- Restorers will have sufficient information to repair or restore damaged
items to their original condition.
- Fabricators can use the instructions to produce authentic replacements
for missing or damaged items.
- Ebay buyers can learn what to look for to ensure the items on which
they bid are genuine.
- Renovators of Bungalow Style homes will be able to learn about restoring/replacing
authentic furnishings in their homes.
The Arts and Crafts Movement was much larger than copper metalwork and
home furnishings. There was an entire philosophy of life and living
involved. This philosphy clearly resonated with many people because
the movement swept across the USA and lasted for many years.
If you are interested in other aspects of the Arts and Crafts Movement
you might enjoy visiting these other sites:
- Roycroft.info contains the entire contents of the 1910 Roycrofters
catalog. The Roycrofters, founded by Elbert Hubbard, were part
of the Arts and Crafts Movement and also produced copper, leather,
and ceramics in their shops.
- Hammered Copper items have been made for thousands of years. Copper
was one of the first metals available to early civilizations and is
easy to work at room temperature with hand tools.
- Bungalow Style homes had a
large place in the Craftsman
was part of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Many
of these homes, built in the 1910-1930 time frame are being renovated.