Pot Bottom Moon products are made from copper, lead-coated copper, and hot-dipped tinplate. Copper and lead-coat weathers well, but tinplate will eventually rust under moist or wet conditions. Using vat-dipped tinplate is preferred because of the intricate crystallization patterns that occur in the dipping process, adding a unique element to the design. The 19th century building in which the metal wares are made is located in Madison, Indiana. It once housed a candle-maker and a broom maker’s shop. During the 1960’s the building was used as a “tabernacle”, known as the East End Gospel Tabernacle. Thus, Tabernacle Tin.
The design for Tabernacle Tin angels or so-called “keyhole” angels came via the “mystery of the seven stars” from Revelation 1:19 and :20, and the body of the angel resembles an old-fashioned keyhole. (my sister calls them ghost angels)Tabernacle Tin creations include “Ugly Bugs” (damselflies, dragonflies and praying mantids) adding designs as they come.
At the present production of all products is on hold…I’ll get back around to it.