Miki Cotten

Metal / Lake Charles, LA

Artist Statement

Copper sculptures, specializing in nature themes.

Each piece is hand-cut from flat copper,
hammered to give it definition and realism,
then welded for stability and structure with copper tubing.

I like to use the copper finish with patina to highlight the beauty of the copper.


Hello, my name is Miki Cotten. I am an artist who works with copper.

I have been working with copper since 2002. My art mainly focuses on Louisiana wildlife, both aquatic and land-bound. I am a member of the Louisiana Crafts Guild. I apprenticed with my father, Gene Rushing, who had worked with copper for many years.

I am always excited to meet new people and new challenges. If you have a basic idea of something you like, we can design something together and bring it to life.

I always tell people that I try to make my artwork as realistic as I can, out of copper, lol!

I currently attend 2 art shows a year.