Hammered copper used for home appliances and furnishings for the most part comes from Mexico. Production technique requires a lot of experience usually passed from one generation to the other. Hammered copper range hoods, tubs, tables and kitchen bathroom sinks are handcrafted by skilled artisans. There is no school anywhere preparing future workers for hammered copper production.
The price of the metal is basically same all around the world. However, there are two variable impacting the finished product cost. Where copper comes from, country the production facility is located and the destination market. Most copper bathtubs, sinks, tables and vent hoods in Mexico are made of recycled metal melted down in Santa Clara del Cobre. Due to proximity of the US market and Free Trade Agreement between USA, Mexico and Canada custom copper hammered in Mexico are well positioned for the American customer to buy.
City of Patzcuaro located in close vicinity of Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico