Santa Clara del Cobre

South of Patzcuaro (see map) is one of those artisan towns that stems from the time of Quiroga leading the people towards Utopia.  This whole community is based upon the production of copper, which after watching a film about it, we discovered that it really takes a community.  The melting, the hammering, quartering, hammering, cutting, hammering again.  They hammer in rhythm to thin it out.  Eventually it is pounded into a piece of copper an artisan can start designing or cutting to his/her particular artistic expression.

An artisan working on making jewellery.

An artisan working on making jewellery.

Cafe sign made from copper.

Cafe sign made from copper.

Laars shopping for copper!

Laars shopping for copper!

Most of the copper ware stores are concentrated around the town plaza, so that’s where we focused.  But that meant the aroma of fresh pizza was wafting out of a store, and we succumbed yet again to pizza, justifying it as my (Karen’s) Birthday meal, particularly since Layne was going to be missing my birthday by only 1 day.  We chose to celebrate it together.

Even I LOVE pizza for my birthday!!  These pizzas in Santa Clara del Cobre aren't made in copper but they were deliciously created and quickly devoured!

Even I LOVE pizza for my birthday!! These pizzas in Santa Clara del Cobre aren’t served on copper but they were deliciously created and quickly devoured!

Celebratory Cake for Karen's 49th Birthday

Celebratory Cake for Karen’s 49th Birthday

5 thoughts on “Santa Clara del Cobre

  1. Great photo of Laars in the copper shop!The pizza looked OK too!Happy 49 !!

    Tim ‘n Ann,in Barriles.

    Cortez, Colorado 81321

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