“Flame-Chased Metal” Sculptor 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.
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.
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.
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.
To enjoy a few more photos of Kevin’s work, click HERE.