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Heinz-Jürgen Cramer

  • Coppersmith
  • Loulé, Portugal
  • Master Artisan
Heinz-Jürgen Cramer Coppersmith
Contact
Portuguese, English, German
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:30/14:00 - 18:00, Saturday 09:30 - 13:00
Phone:
+351 916217314
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A German coppersmith in Loulé

  • • Jürgen fell in love with hand hammered copper in Loulé
  • • He learned the techniques at the Loulé Criativo copper workshop
  • • He pushes boundaries by experimenting with conceptual pieces

Heinz-Jürgen Cramer studied mechanical engineering and worked in the German automobile industry before moving with his wife to Portugal. It was a coppersmithing course with master Analide Joaquim Correia do Carmoin at the Loulé Criativo workshop that opened a new chapter in his life. “I visited the last workshop in Loulé before it closed, such a pity, so I joined the course and stayed," he explains. Today, Jürgen works with his master making traditional pieces but also bringing innovation through upcycling and modernising the design of old pieces. By participating in projects like the Metal in Loulé Summer School developed by Michelangelo Foundation in partnership with Loulé Town Hall, FRESS and Passa ao Futuro, he inspires his students to use the traditional techniques in more modern ways.

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Works

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T Model copper table lamp

This minimalist table lamp was entirely chiselled and hammered by hand by Heinz-Jurgen. Its simple “T” shape, combined with its rust colour, gives the light a sophisticated and distinctive edge.

Length 23 cm
Height 23 cm
Diameter 16 cm

Photo: Jorge Graça © Michelangelo Foundation
Copper table lamp

A small table lamp entirely made of hand hammered copper. The silhouette of the lamp is created by an open square lamp shade, which lets the light reflect down in a soft manner. It stands on a square base.

Length 17 cm
Width 23 cm
Height 33 cm

Photo: Jorge Graça © Michelangelo Foundation
Copper ceiling lamp

This copper ceiling lamp was entirely chiselled and hammered by hand by Heinz-Jurgen. Thanks to its simplistic and compact design with a 23 cm diameter, it fits easily in any room of the house.

Height 18 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Photo: ©Loulé Criativo
Empty pockets tray

This empty copper pockets tray was created in collaboration with the designer Miguel Soeiro. It was entirely hand hammered by Heinz-Jurgen from a single sheet of shiny copper.

Height 4 cm
Diameter 17 cm

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