Coppersmith Robert Taylor is a Roycroft Master Artisan. He is one of only five Roycroft Master Coppersmith’s in the country to hold that title. On the bottom of each piece you will find two special marks, or stamps; one with his initials and one that denotes his work is made in the Roycroft style.
One must pass a stringent jury process to become a Roycroft Artisan. After five years of growth, an Artisan is eligible to apply for Master status by submitting five flawless master level pieces to a Master jury.
Robert began working with metal as a blacksmith about 28 years ago. Through the years he has studied with many blacksmiths,but fell in love with copper. Robert started copper-smithing by making whimsical critters and weather vanes. His work will be on display at the Garden from April 1 – June 30. Fifteen pieces will be available for purchase.