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Analide Joaquim Correia do Carmo

  • Coppersmith
  • Loulé, Portugal
  • Master Artisan
Analide Joaquim Correia do Carmo Coppersmith
Contact
Portuguese
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:30/14:00 - 18:00, Saturday 09:30 - 13:00
Phone:
+351 289400829
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Reviving coppersmithing in Loulé

  • • Analide started working with copper at the tender age of 11
  • • He was invited by Loulé Town Council to help revive the coppersmithing craft
  • • Loulé can hear the sound of beating copper again thanks to his work

Analide Joaquim Correia do Carmo comes from Loulé, a quaint city in southern Portugal with a rich heritage in hand hammered coppersmithing techniques. He learned the craft as a boy but left to work in a better paid cement industry. Thankfully the retired artisan gained a second youth when called back by the Loulé Town Council to help reignite his beloved craft. “It was like a dream, after 43 years without practising, I made a pan. Those who know never forget!" Apart from teaching, he makes and sells handmade copper pieces such as the traditional cataplana pot used for local cuisine. Today, coppersmiths are back in town and spreading the local heritage abroad by partnering in projects such as the Metal in Loulé Summer School developed by Michelangelo Foundation.

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Cataplana

This handmade traditional cataplana pot made from copper is composed of two concave parts, closed with a hinge. The cataplana closes tightly, which enables food to be cooked slowly with steam. It is used to cook traditional algarvian dishes.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 30 cm

Analide Joaquim Correia do Carmo Coppersmith
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Copper chocolatier

This cylindrical copper jug was entirely chased and forged by hand. Its design, which features a singular handle and lip, was inspired by local traditional jars used to serve hot chocolate or coffee. It comes in a beautiful rust colour.

Width 20 cm
Height 20 cm
Diameter 14 cm

Analide Joaquim Correia do Carmo Coppersmith
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Copper bowls

These two bowls were entirely hammered by hand following a specially created design. They were chased from a single sheet of copper and feature organic lines and a rust colour. Different sizes are produced by Analide to achieve the perfect decorative piece.

Height 3.5 cm
Diameter 14 cm

Analide Joaquim Correia do Carmo Coppersmith

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