“Flame-Chased Metal” Sculptor Kevin Webb

"Flame-chased" metal artist Kevin Webb

“Flame-chased” metal artist Kevin Webb

Working out of his own 10th Avenue West Studios in the Bradenton Art Village, Webb crafts a metal menagerie of Florida wildlife, including fish, crabs, geckos and turtles. He developed his signature coloring process when a friend who worked with copper enameling was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease and could no longer safely use a kiln.

A "flame-chased metal" crab by Kevin Webb

A “flame-chased metal” crab by Kevin Webb

He attempted to develop a method of “cold enameling” for her, and though the experiment was unsuccessful, it resulted in the “flame-chased metal” process he has used on his art work ever since.

A "wino fish" by Kevin Webb

A “wino fish” by Kevin Webb

With a torch, each piece is colored with a mix of polymer enamels and epoxy sealants, with a high gloss finish achieved from the curing process. The art works are weather-resistant and can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Webb uses recycled materials as much as possible, including roofing metals, wine bottles and fencing wire.

Kevin Webb poses with two of his giant "flame-chased metal" geckos in front of his 10th Avenue West Studios

Kevin Webb poses with two of his giant “flame-chased metal” geckos in front of his 10th Avenue West Studios

Webb’s art work is available in galleries throughout the country. Domain Home Accessories & Gallery is the exclusive retailer of his work in the Tampa Bay area.

Assorted sea life by Kevin Webb

Assorted sea life by Kevin Webb

To enjoy a few more photos of Kevin’s work, click HERE.