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Tracing Venice

Victor Clopotar

Coppersmith

Victor Clopotar was born into a family of Căldărari, a Roma community in Brateiu, Transylvania, a community that has worked in metal crafts – copper, silver and brass – for centuries. He has followed in the footsteps of his ancestors and trained as a coppersmith. There used to be 200 Roma coppersmiths in his village, today there are only six left. To do something elliptical or asymmetrical is a real craft challenge, Victor is one of the few people in the world able to do this. He continues to learn and is proud to practice the craft of his ancestors and make a living doing so.

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