Copper Tabletop Peace Pole
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Tabletop peace poles are a good place for me to experiment because that is less expensive on a small scale. These are expensive materials. There isn't enough money in peace poles to throw away materials with experiments.
Part of the experiment this time was these tops that have an organic feel produced by pushing molten copper roughly into shape. I didn't know if anyone but me would like that. It turned out that people like it a lot, but it is so much work that I should charge more. Instead, hide this page so that it doesn't come up very often.
This copper tabletop peace pole is 13.5 inches tall and an inch and a half in diameter. Its base is 3.75 inches in diameter. It comes with these ten translations of the word Peace: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Swahili, Cherokee, Hindi, Arabic.
Tabletop Peace Pole
Questions or orders: Email or call 513-348-4744.
If you plan to put it outdoors, let me know and either I'll give you a stake to drive into the ground under this, or, if you are not puttingit on the ground, I'll rivet it to a wider, heavier base that will make it less likely to blow over. I also could make a version without the wide base if you would prefer that for planting in the earth.
To see another small copper peace pole that costs the same but is 3 feet tall, click this link.
This could be made less expensively if I bought copper pipe (greatly lacking in character compared to this) and bought a preformed copper saucer for the base (same problem), and bought a commercial patina product (which produces the patina you see at craft fairs and the sight of it makes me ill, but it is fast and cheap), and then applied black text over that with a felt tip pen. Someone doing that probably could sell these for $35, if their shop space and time were free, like if it were a hobby they do in the basement on weekends hoping only to break even. A lot of what you see at craft fairs is people trying to break even on hobbies.
I do not intend that to sound like a rant. I have nothing against craft fairs and the work seen at them. I merely want to distinguish between that and this.