Years ago, I decided to hand-craft copper pieces that matched the quality of what I was seeing pass through my hands every day as a restorer of vintage copper cookware.
Clients across the country would send me their collections of old French or English or American copper. The vintage copper pieces always had such incredible character to them. The copper was thick, the handles were solid, and the rivets were massive. The rugged utilitarian in me was hooked.
I found the new, factory-made copper pieces available today just couldn't compare to their vintage counterparts in character and authenticity. I felt the need to bring all this back to the kitchens of today.
At Duparquet we hand craft best-in-class, heirloom-quality copper cookware for clients ranging from the passionate home cook to the gourmet restaurants of Relais & Chateaux. Under one roof, we spin the copper, rivet the handles, tin the cooking surface, and finally polish the finished piece.
Thank you for your interest and support!
- Jim Hamann, Founder/Craftsman