Noted for his distinctly American, handmade holloware, Markusen has established himself by using copper sheet and seamless
copper tubing in his work. Each piece of holloware is individually heated red hot, then quickly shaped and formed using hammers
and mandrels without the use of dies. The design is refined, work hardened, and then the finish copper is polished, oxidized or
plated. The copper is either heat treated to a precise temperature that creates the iridescent oxidized patina or chemically treated
to produce a multi-colored patina. These finishes are protected with an acrylic coat or paste wax. The copper also may be
commercially electroplated with nickel. These unique techniques have been researched, developed, and refined over the past 30
years in his studio. As a result, contemporary holloware of the finest craftsmanship and highest aesthetic consideration is available
for fine craft collectors. His work includes candleholders, bowls, vases, wall tondi (plates), murals, and furniture. A series of limited
editions combines holloware with cast bronze. This exciting design series enhances all personal living styles.
"Copper Bowl"
36" diam. x 12" high
Hand Formed Copper
$ 4,200
"421D Candlesticks"
4" x 19", 25", 30"
Hand Formed Copper
"Window Collage"
36" x 36"
Copper Oxide, Screen &
Laminated Patina
$ 4,500
"Round Disc"
36" x 36"
Copper Oxide, Screen &
Laminated Patina
Markusen, State University of New York at Brockport Professor of Art Emeritus, has been a metalsmith,
designs in copper and bronze and has been recognized with numerous awards, grants and honors for
his contributions to the fine craft field. Mr. Markusen has been commissioned to create work for both
the private and public sectors. His work is found in many collections including the White House
Collection of American Crafts, the Vatican Museum, the American Craft Museum, NYC, and the
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
"Copper Oxide Vase"
22" x 20" x 8"
Hand Formed Copper
$ 2,250
"Triple Vase"
24" x 12"
Hand Formed Copper
$ 2,400
"Wall Bowl"
30" DIA x 7" D
Hand Formed Copper
$ 5,400
"Wall Relief"
36" x 70" x 7"
Hand Formed Copper
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"Wall Relief"
36" x 36"
Pewter, Copper & Stainless
$ 5,800
36" Diameter
Nickel & Copper
$ 5,000
36" x 42" x 6"
Copper Oxide & Gold Leaf
$ 5,100
"Wall Ribbon"
12" x 40"
Powder Coated Copper
$ 2,500
36" x 36"
Pewter, Copper & Stainless Steel
$ 5,500
RTG, Sedona: (928) 282-7130 . Vue Gallery, Sedona: (928) 282-1575 . RT Jewelry, Sedona: (928) 282-1506
18", 24" & 30"
Nickel Plated Copper
$ 3,475