It can be said that the inception of metal crafting by humans in a substantial sense is directly related to the melting of copper. The first metal used by humans; who have treated, purified, alloyed metals to use them in various areas, is copper. The oldest method of crafting metal; that is, forging, has advanced, and the use of copper alloys such as bronze has become important to an extent to give name to historical periods. The Iron Age has followed these periods during which human race met metal crafting, and metal crafting has arrived at our age by getting developed, through the use of steel tools.
The Middle Eastern Region is pointed out as the lands where metals have been treated, and the oldest alloys have been formed. Having rich mine ore deposits, the Anatolia is one of the places where humans met metal treating and improved their techniques.
The withdrawal of copper pots that have been used for centuries from daily use due to industrial production and the introduction of materials such as plastic and aluminium into our lives have resulted in the decline of coppersmithing, which is a profession carried out in Anatolia traditionally.
However, the fact that copper pots and souvenirs have acquired a touristic and aesthetic value in following years caused these to attain value and the profession of coppersmithing to come to life. Coppersmithing, which is being carried out for centuries in Kula District of Manisa, and which is a traditional occupation that has not become extinct although declined, is being performed as a profession that is being kept alive by being passed down from father to son. Novel hopes are emerging for further rejuvenation of the profession with the increasing export potential of copperware, and the expansion of their area of use.