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Copper Crafting

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For me, the highlight of our tour with Pino was our visit to the famous Montepulciano Mazzetti Copper Shop and near-by workshop, where we watched master Cesare Mazzetti work with the same tools his father and grandfather used to forge beautiful copper pots, molds, and containers.
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Cesare was charming and playful. He chose Holly and Rick (the couple married the longest in our group), and designed a copper disk wall ornament using symbols that represented their family. He put two hearts with their initials, two flowers for their daughters, and two "bursts" for their romance of over 30 years.
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Here are Holly and Rick (behind her) with their copper disk. These are used locally as favors for weddings with the couples' wedding date as a gift for guests.
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After we left the workshop, Cesare promised all of us a copper disk if we left him our initials. Here is ours I will hang in the kitchen! (We also got the "bursts of passion"!)
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