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copper recipe journal

by Cam Wilson
Handmade
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  • the story

Made From Scratch

A beautiful keepsake to pass down family recipes or share with friends, this handmade copper journal by artist Cam Wilson is sure to warm up any heart and kitchen. Whether you glue down recipes you've collected over the years or hand write them on the the thick recycled paper, the recipe journal with its handmade quality is a tribute to the importance of creating meals and sharing them with others. Handmade in San Francisco, this durable journal features a brushed copper cover, metal spiral and thick recycled paper.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
16908
Made from
copper, recycled paper
Measurements
8.5" L x 6" W x 1" H, 50 pages
Notes
50 pages
  • 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 RECIPE JOURNAL
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Unique (11)
  • Sleek design (8)
  • Improves organization (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (6)
  • Organization (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6), Quality oriented (5), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (3)

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5.0

Love It!

By 

from illinois

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Stable
  • Well Built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Every Day Use

    Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

    Really happy with this product!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Quality Product

    By 

    from Texas

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Well Built

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display
      • Family Recipes To Pass On
      • Occasional Use

      Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

      The quality and appearance were better than expected. This was for an Anniversary with copper. She loved it because it was something that creates memories and looks nice.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By 

      from South Carolina

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

            Love it! Having different family members write
            Recipes in it before I do mine....nice item to hand down to my daughter :)

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Great recipe book

            By 

            from Fort Smith, AR.

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Organization
            • Sleek Design
            • Sturdy
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Smaller Than Expected

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Organization

            Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

            Great to write family recipes in . This would be great to pass on to family. Well made.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Very, very classy

            By 

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Imprinted Recipe cover
            • Real-metal feel to cover
            • Sturdy
            • Sturdy coil
            • Thick pages
            • Unique
            • Unique color variation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Heirloom
              • Present for grandmother

              Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

              You can't tell from the picture, but the word "Recipes" on the cover is banged out from the back, adding a nice old-fashioned effect. The copper cover is very fitting for the fact that it's a recipe book. The pages are an off-white color and made of thick paper, as described. I'm very happy with this purchase

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

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect gift

              By 

              from Las Vegas

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Organization
              • Sturdy
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Organization

                Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

                I bought this as a 7th anniversary gift for my husband who is a Chef. He is always writing down recipes on slips of paper and losing them. This book is perfect as it is sturdy and well made. Wish I had one for home to glue in all those recipes I cut out of magazines!

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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Gorgeous!

                By 

                from Leesburg, VA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Improves Organization
                • Sleek Design
                • Sturdy
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use
                  • Organization

                  Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

                  I gave this to my boyfriend for Christmas and wrote in all the recipes he had floating around loose in his junk drawer. He loves to cook and had been lamenting about not being able to find particular recipes. He loved it! And I loved it when I saw it--the cover is gorgeous, and the paper is nice and heavy. An excellent gift for great cooks everywhere!

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

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful product

                  By 

                  from NY

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Organization
                  • Sleek Design
                  • Sturdy
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Recipes

                    Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

                    Bought this for my brother who is a chef- he plans to use it for his favorite recipes. The product is sturdy, unique, artistic, and the inside paper is of good stock, thick enough so nothing will tear out easily (or if little spills get on the paper, no big deal!).

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Fast delivery, loved the shipping details!

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

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By 

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Creative gift
                    • Sleek Design
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Personal Use

                    Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

                    I bought this product for my boyfriend who is a chef as a gift. He is always looking for things that are unique and this fit him perfectly and he loved it and even put it on display in our kitchen! It is a great place for him to write down all of his ideas in a recipe book that isn't geared twoard house wive's. I love this product and I love this site I look forward to buying more products from them in the future!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was quick and arrived on the day promised. Product was unharmed and in great condition.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Very Unique produce!

                    By 

                    from Grove City, OH

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Sleek Design
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use

                      Comments about COPPER RECIPE JOURNAL:

                      My husband loves to cook and has great recipes and I have encouraged him to write them down. We just celebrated our 7th anniversary and the gift was Cooper so this was perfect! Thank you!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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