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2017 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards
Ben Caldwell was commissioned to create the "flame" portion of the award to match the original liberty torch. A few things to note for the 2017 EIFH AWARD ~ * The entire “Flame” & “Pedestal” of the award will be hand formed from 100% copper that was preserved from the Registry Building at Ellis Island. * The “Flame” will be hand hammered utilizing the Repousse method (from the backside of the flame) just as was done by Bartholdi’s team. * The front side of the “Flame” will have a sculpted relief (similar) to Liberty’s own flame…but because they each will be formed by hand they will differ while giving the artist some creative Liberty. * The...
Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show
Ben Caldwell of Ben & Lael was chosen as the leading banner for the 41st Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Ben Caldwell was selected as an artist for the 2017 show from more than 870 applicants around the country by 5 jurors.
Artclectic 2017 Episode 2: Ben&Lael Copper
Ben Caldwell of Ben & Lael Copper will be at Artclectic Oct. 19-21, benefitting University School of Nashville. Watch him make art you can use, wear, and admire!
Victoria Magazine Oct 2017 Issue
The editor of Victoria Magazine commissioned a copper tea strainer as an exclusive item for their readers.