• barn star on a home
  • interior copper clock design
  • exterior clock in copper
  • commercial barn star in hotel
  • copper barn star on brick home
  • exterior copper clock and copper stars by pool
  • copper clock matches any home decor
  • beautiful home and beautiful copper star
  • commercial copper clock as in Back to the Future
  • giant copper clock

Why Purchase a Star from The Copper Star?

My main product line is stars – and as the name implies, they are crafted from 100% copper.  I take copper an extra step.  I use heavy duty 20 ounce copper which weighs in at 1.25 pounds per square foot!  Quality is further ensured by the use of heat treated copper which specs out at ¾ hardness. 


These refinements in material selection, heat treatment, along with my precision craftsmanship, create what I like to refer to as an “Architectural Grade Product”.  This sets me apart from everyone else – my stars are not flimsy, they do not ding and dent, and they don’t look like a handicraft!  They have a precision and refinement that sets them apart.

My “Architectural Grade” stars grace the inside and outside of hotels, schools, and countless other public establishments – even bridges.  And of course, they can be found in thousands of fine homes throughout the country.

Prior to making copper stars, I spent 25 years as NASA engineer working on the Hubble Space Telescope, the Mars rovers and all sorts of other projects.  Quality is a part of my culture and this quality represented in everything I craft.  If NASA ever wanted a star, mine are probably good enough to launch into space!

Thanks for your support!
Burt – an American crafter
The Copper Star
East Berlin, PA

Back to the Future

One of the Copper Star's clocks goes "Back to the Future" on Universal's Back to the Future Ride. Not only Hollywood, but anyone can now buy copper clocks and barn stars to fit any business or home.

Herbal Essences

One of The Copper Star's clocks takes center stage in and Herbal Essences TV commercial. These copper clocks can be purchased in sizes suitable for home and commercial applications.

Building a Star

Watch Burt, the owner of The Copper Star, build one of his classic copper barn stars. His designs have roots that date back to the early 1800's and can be designed to match any home decor.

Why use Copper?

Copper is valued for strength, malleability, ductility, and its ability to conduct electricity and heat. It is also non-magnetic, resists wear, and forms a green patina which makes it very resistant to corrosion. Copper can be formed and stretched into complex designs and intricate surfaces without breaking. This makes it possible to create clocks, stars,spires, steeples, musical instruments, art, and a huge number of other useful and beautiful products. Its versatility encourages its use in many areas of creative design.

I like to refer to my copper products as "ART WITH VALUE". My products are of "heirloom" quality and have "real value" above and beyond their artistic beauty.

Barn Star History

On many older American barns, and particularly German farms, one could see a large decoration in the shape of a star mounted on the face of the barn. These were called barn stars. Sometimes they were just aesthetic, but sometimes they represented the trademark of a specific barn builder. Although they go back to at least the 1820s in Pennsylvania, they were most popular after the American Civil War. In modern times, barn stars have come to be known as signs of good fortune and luck.

What do the various colors mean?


Although, I was unable to find an exact color correlation to stars, I was able to determine that colors had significance with Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch barn paintings.   These folk art designs, many of which were star shaped, were painted directly onto each end of the barn, and date back to the 1850’s.

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