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copper guest journal

by Cam Wilson
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  • the story

Be My Guest

A warm and luminous way to keep track of friends and family that visit your home, the Copper Guest Journal is a personalized keepsake that fills your home with the sounds, scribbles and stories of great company.

Handmade in San Francisco using durable recycled paper, it makes a wonderful gift for a get-together, housewarming, birthday, anniversary or any other guest-worthy occasion. And with the sturdy metal spiral and beautiful brushed copper cover, it's a veritable goldmine (or copper mine, if you will) of treasured memories.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
20661
Made from
copper, recycled paper
Measurements
8.5" L x 6" W x 1" H, 50 pages
Notes
Pages are a natural off-white color, unlined, and same on front and back; 80 pages total
  • the maker
Cam Wilson

Cam Wilson

Cam Wilson of All Fours creates uniquely embossed patina copper albums.

Patina is the process of using a torch to produce a film on the metal through oxidation, which creates a weathered look.

His copper albums are warm and industrial, and one can sense the craftsmanship and love that goes into them. Wilson loves working with and forming metal, especially copper.

The process of using a torch is frustrating, he says, but it is the most rewarding part of his work. He loves the depth and painterly quality that develops from it. But by far the best part of his job is that he can spend every day working in the studio with his dogs.

Wilson was born in Palo Alto, CA, but has lived in San Francisco for the last 26 years. He splits his work between a ranch in Santa Rosa, where he does the torch work, and the three levels of a crumbling San Francisco Victorian in the lower Haight district where the assembly takes place.

He has a BA in Video Art from the California College of Art in Oakland, CA, and says if he weren't an artist he would be a video engineer.

Some of his first works were large metal sculptures made of old Cadillacs--but his current work developed after working with a jeweler and practicing with those types of tools and materials.

Wilson began using salvaged metal from a scrap yard, but now buys copper by the half-ton from a distributor. He uses recycled motorcycle inner tubes for the hinges.

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COPPER GUEST JOURNAL
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Professional quality (4)
  • Quality writing surface (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

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    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Love it

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from Denver, CO

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        Comments about COPPER GUEST JOURNAL:

        Gave it to a friend for xmas who just bought a new house. She was THRILLED! Love the copper top. Great quality and so fun. Spiral binding doesn't line up exaclty and wiggles around (but I am kinda OCD so take that comment for what it's worth :-) ) Still giving it five stars and buying one for myself. Only thing that could make it any better would be personalization option for the copper cover.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
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        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        perfect!

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        from Philadelphia, PA

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        Pros

        • Durable Construction
        • Professional Quality
        • Quality Writing Surface
        • Rustic look

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          Best Uses

            Comments about COPPER GUEST JOURNAL:

            I ordered this for my upcoming wedding being held in a "tavern" of sorts. This guest book fits right in with the exposed beams and brick of the venue. It's sturdy and the cover and binding are much more "professional" than I would have thought them to be. I cannot wait to put it out!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was fantastic. Literally placed the order on a Monday morning and by Tuesday afternoon it was on my doorstep! Great service!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Looks beautiful!

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            from Arlington, VA

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                Comments about COPPER GUEST JOURNAL:

                Purchased this for my in-laws new home. Think they will really love it!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Guest Book

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                from Palm Springs

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                • Durable Construction
                • Professional Quality
                • Quality Writing Surface

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                  • For our guests

                  Comments about COPPER GUEST JOURNAL:

                  for our guests at our condo

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                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful

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                  from St. Louis, MO

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                  • Durable Construction
                  • Professional Quality
                  • Quality Writing Surface

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                    • Essays
                    • Party
                    • Taking Notes

                    Comments about COPPER GUEST JOURNAL:

                    This was part of a hostess gift basket that we gave recently at the home of friends that had us over for a bbq. It is beauitfully made. Very durable. The hosts loved it. Had all of the guests fill in the book that very evening.

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                    • Personal
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                    • Yes

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