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handmade copper heart double album

by Cam Wilson
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Worth 48,000 Words

Featuring a shining heart and holding 48 pictures, this hand-finished, bound photo album from artisan Cam Wilson is a great gift to someone special. It's fabulous for your favorite photos and looks great on any bookcase or shelf. Each acetate sleeve inside sets 4" x 6" photos on black acid-free paper. Handmade in San Francisco, each is one of a kind.

Artist card included.

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Handmade
Item ID
13459
Made from
copper
Measurements
10" L x 6.25" W x .25" D
Notes
Contains 24 sleeves for 48 photos
  • 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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HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (20)
  • Well organized (10)
  • Unique (7)
  • High quality (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photographs (25)
  • Display (22)
  • Home (19)
  • Traditional prints (8)
  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (15), Photo enthusiast (4), Casual user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (23)

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5.0

would buy again

By 

from aberdeen. nj

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display
    • Photographs

    Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

    Clever and artistic cover

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Wedding

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By 

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Home
        • Photographs

        Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

        I got this product for my mother and it was absolutely wonderful. Beautifully constructed and fits lots of pictures. A very unique and well crafted gift.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Valentine’s Day

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Gift

        By 

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Well Organized

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Home
          • Office
          • Photographs
          • Traditional Prints

          Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

          This album is very well made and makes a beautiful gift. It's unique and looks great sitting out on a coffee table. I have given this as a gift on a couple of occasions and the recipients absolutely loved it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Wedding

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Worth the money

          By 

          from Michigan

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Well Organized

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Home
          • Photographs
          • Traditional Prints

          Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

          "OMG I love it" was my wife's text response. It was given to her as a 7-year wedding anniversary gift. This product is very well made and beautifully constructed. My hat goes off to the artist. Picture sleeves are durable. I would suggest paying the extra $5 for the gift box.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          UNIQUE

          By 

          from Dallas, Texas

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • BEAUTIFUL
          • Keepsake
          • Strong Construction
          • Wedding Gift
          • Well Organized

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anniversary Gift
            • Engagement Gift
            • Photographs
            • Wedding gift

            Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

            The album was a wedding gift and the only gift made of copper. It was extremely well received by the couple.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Smart looking and functional

            By 

            from Metairie, LA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Conversion piece
                • Display
                • Photographs
                • Traditional Prints

                Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

                Wedding gift. Prompt delivery. Gift wrapping. All were excellent

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Looks great as advertised

                By 

                from Tampa, Fl

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Small colorful unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Display
                  • Office

                  Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

                  Such a different album for wedding pictures, non traditonal

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Unique and Beautiful Gift!

                  By 

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • BEAUTIFUL
                  • Great gift
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Display
                    • Home
                    • Office
                    • Photographs
                    • Traditional Prints

                    Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

                    I bought the double album last year as a Christmas gift for my parents who are extremely hard to shop for. They just love it and it has a place of honor on their coffee table. Everyone that sees it tells them how much they like it, and my parents get to show off their favorite vacation pics. The gift was such a hit I am buying two more this year as gifts!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Gift fit for any occasion!

                    By 

                    from Nazareth, PA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Archival Construction
                    • Awesomely Unique
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Organized

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Archive
                      • Display
                      • Home
                      • Photographs
                      • Traditional Prints

                      Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

                      This photo album is too grand to be put away; it should be displayed at all times, and it's just the right size to show off without taking up a lot of space. The craftmanship is excellent, exuding quality and pride in the making!! I showed it to all my friends, and they absolutely loved it; some are thinking of purchasing this type of product for the celebration of a special event...as a proud owner, I can certainly understand why!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      7th Wedding Anniversary

                      By 

                      from DC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Display
                        • Home
                        • Photographs

                        Comments about HANDMADE COPPER HEART DOUBLE ALBUM:

                        Great 7th year wedding anniversary gift (copprer). My wife loved it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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