One of the questions we hear more than any other when we show our work is “Will it tarnish?”
The answer is that it will acquire a natural patina and that will be specific to the environment in your home. The piece in the picture was in an extremely humid environment. You can see a rainbow of colors in the patina. Some patina will be brown and others gold.
You can keep your shine longer if you wash and dry your copper right after you use it.
You may choose to keep the patina or remove it. Polishing is very simple and quick. We use Wright’s Copper Cream. I use about as much as I would use for foundation make up. After the polished shine shows, wash your piece with hot soapy water and dry thoroughly.