Our Story

We are so excited to have you here and would love to welcome you into the world that is Empire Copper. We are Cam and Beth, the husband and wife team who founded Empire Copper in 2019.

From humble beginnings tinkering in the carport (we didn’t even have walls), what was initially a creative outlet and hobby for Cam soon became a little more. After sharing his metal work, patinas and general experiments on his Instagram blog, we started to receive custom orders and requests from family and friends. A little while later, we decided to set up shop on an online marketplace to try and sell some of the small pieces that we had made. Back then neither of us had any idea of what was to come.

Over the 2020/21 Christmas break, we set up empirecopper.com (where you are right now). Leading up to this, we spent hours, days and months in discussions on our core values and our why. We made a promise to ourselves and more importantly to YOU to bring to market the highest quality, completely unique, copper homewares, art and gifts, specialising in patination.

Since our launch almost four years ago, we have continuously added to our range of copper pieces and have expanded to include copper, brass and bronze collections comprised of homewares, home furnishings, gifts and jewellery. And, just because you can't see or find something in our range, doesn't mean it can't be made so please send us an enquiry; the only limit is your imagination.

As of August 2023, we are proud to say that we have shipped more than 1500 of our handmade creations, all over Australia and to 17 countries around the world. And, after almost four years of boot-strapping and reinvesting we have finally been able to start paying ourselves a partial wage (albeit small).

We have four core values that drive everything we do. 

Our Core Values Are:

  • To create one-of-a-kind, truly unique pieces for your home
  • To give a great customer experience at every touchpoint
  • To provide high quality workmanship and,
  • To curate a creative and supportive community all over the world

We've been fortunate not only in love and life but also in business. Due to this, we wanted to make doing good a priority from the very start. Every order placed at Empire Copper, helps us to help others.

Giving Back:

In 2022, we asked our Community for support and suggestions on National and International Organisations and Charities that we could pledge to donate to. We chose these specific organisations as their mission resonated with us:

Due to the overwhelming support for our Giving Back program in 2022, we've brought it back again for 2023 and are supporting:

If you'd like to get to know us better and are interested in the Empire Copper journey, you can find us on Facebook or Instagram as @empirecopper

- Cam & Beth Hayes



Hi, I'm Cam!

Over the years, I've had many hobbies such as BMX, fire spinning, powerlifting and working on whatever car I had at the time; currently a Cerulean Blue 1964 XM Ford Falcon.

Meet the Maker

Hi, I'm Beth!

I spend most of my spare time working on Empire Copper, exercising occasionally and watching trash TV; this one is my guilty pleasure! (Currently: the Real Housewives of Potomac).


What is Patination?