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Copper Crafting by Hand
Aug. 26, 2015 About Us

Masterful, meticulous, deliberate—these three words describe Thompson Traders coppersmiths. Each maker is a master craftsman in Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico, an historic coppersmithing region. Each copper vessel is hand-hammered, creating a unique product that celebrates the area’s legacy, expertise and artistry. Thompson Traders coppersmiths dedicate hours, days and sometimes weeks to create one-of-a-kind vessels […]

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Introducing a Selection of Signature Finishes from Thompson Traders
Jun. 22, 2015 Product News

Human touch is evident in every handcrafted copper vessel created by Thompson Traders, from start to finish. The process begins by melting copper into a pancake-shaped ingot. The ingot is heated in a fire then hammered into shape. After the metal has cooled, the process is repeated—over and over—until the company’s coppersmiths have achieved the […]

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Thompon Traders Lucca Sink Featured in Houzz Kitchen of the Week
May. 25, 2015 Product News

The Houzz “Kitchen of the Week” Ideabook recently featured the farm house Lucca sink by Thompson Traders. Houzz, the leading online platform for home and remodeling design, showcased a kitchen remodeling project inspired by the hand-hammered farmhouse Lucca sink. The attractive hand-hammered medium antique 14 gauge sink was the first item identified by Ross and […]

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Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson: The Creative Visionary Behind the Brand
May. 7, 2015 About Us

Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson, founder and creative visionary of Thompson Traders, grew up in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, located in the bucolic countryside of southwest Mexico. Patzcuaro is a town of tile-roofed adobe Colonial homes and mansions with courtyards and balconies filled with begonia, geraniums, bougainvilleas, tiger lilies, azaleas and hydrangeas. Cobblestone streets lead from the center of town to […]

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Coppersmithing: A Centuries-Old Craft Lives On
May. 7, 2015 About Us

Coppersmithing is one of the world’s oldest trades, dating back 60 centuries by some estimates. In Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico, the native P’urhépecha were considered the world’s most advanced metallurgists of pre-Hispanic times. With skills honed and passed on since the 16th century, 82 percent of the population continues to work in copper crafting […]

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Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico: A History Built on Copper
May. 7, 2015 About Us

On sunny days there is a distinctive orange glow around the town square of Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico. It is the reflection from the copper wares hanging outside the shops, of the copper kettle suspended from the top of the kiosk that marks the town center and from the pillars, roofs and architectural adornments […]

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Milagro Copper Sink Adds Heart to the Home
May. 7, 2015 Product News

In the 16th century, visitors to a hilltop church in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, began to experience miraculous recoveries from their ailments. Today the faithful continue to make pilgrimages to the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Salud to ask for healing from the Virgin Mary, whose figure behind one of the church’s altars is sculpted from corncob-and-honey paste. […]

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Copper Soaking Tub Turns the Bath into a Luxurious Retreat
May. 7, 2015 Product News

A long, hot bath is a remedy for everyday stress – and the freestanding Caledonia soaking tub by Thompson Traders turns the bath into a luxurious retreat. The double-walled construction helps maintain water temperature while the lifetime finish ensures that the antique copper look will be preserved for years to come. Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson, […]

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Thompson Traders Wins KBIS 2015 Innovation Booth Award
Jan. 30, 2015 Company News

During the recent Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Thompson Traders was honored with an Innovation Booth Award for its creative and compelling display of  authentic, artisan-crafted copper sinks, tubs and fixtures for the home, resorts and boutique hotels. Thompson Traders was one of only three exhibitors to receive an award.  […]

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Celebrating the Flora and Fauna of the Mediterranean
Jan. 16, 2015 Product News

Thompson Traders, makers of copper vessels and accessories for kitchens, baths, boutique hotels and resorts will introduce two beautifully hand-crafted bath sinks at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20-22, 2015. Expertly made in the Santa Clara del Cobre region of Mexico, these unusual pieces were inspired by the […]

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