Star Blue™ Copper
Preweathered Copper Patina
Zahner provides many flavors of experimental patination on Copper, but this is a particularly traditional look that Zahner has mastered over the decades..
Zahner began working with Copper patination when the company was formed in the late nineteenth century. To get the aged Copper look of ancient domes requires entire centuries of weathering in conditions that are neither to dry nor too humid. We speed up this process.
Zahner developed the Star Blue™ Patina on Copper for the Kansas City Star Production Facility several years ago, revealing to the world that a rapid-patination process could be done on a large scale. The artistic Patina has variation in tone and texture, an uncommon trait that is sought after in the architectural metals community. The development of stable Patinas on Copper requires a strong background in science, and an understanding of chemical compounds, various climates, and their atmospheric and local conditions.
The Star Blue™ Patina can be used on a range of different wall paneling systems, roofing systems, and architectural accents, as well as art and sculpture projects of any scale. Patinas are often preferred over paints for their natural weathering and aging, a much desired trait compared with painted surfaces which deteriorate.
Many of the Patinas developed, including the Star Blue™ Patina, are perfected CEO/President L. William Zahner. Mr. Zahner is also an artist and used the Star Blue™ Patina on a sculptural commission for the Salvation Army entitled Hands of Man. Photos of this sculpture are below, or on the Hands of the Artist website.
Projects produced with the Star Blue™ Patina on Copper
- 2011 Instructional Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga in Canada.
- 2007 Oculus sculpture by artist Reilly Hoffman.
- 2006 Kansas City Star Production Facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Cyclone Sculpture by artist Steven Woodward
- Hands of Man Sculpture by L. William Zahner
- Board of Trade Heartland Harvest Public Artwork by Joel Marquardt
- Books of Knowledge Public Artwork by Steven Woodward
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