Ref KW1 – “Solar Storm Octagonal Bowl Glass”. 33cm dia. – £180.
The Solar Storm range of bowls and dishes are firm favourites with Kevin’s clientele. This 33cm diameter bowl combines glass, copper, sterling silver, steel and 24ct.gold.
Ref KW3 – “Akan Round Bowl”. 56cm.dia. – £440 SOLD
Akan is influenced by African textile design. To create this large bowl takes three firings in the kiln, combining 4mm float glass, glass frit (granular glass), copper and sterling silver.
Ref KW9 – “Tranquility”. 64cm square – £900. Glass, copper and sterling silver.
Ref KW6 – “Radial”. 18cm diameter – £150.
Ref KW7 – “Lifeforms”. 40cm x 24cm – £180.
Kevin Wallhead Profile
Since graduating from Lincoln University in 1999 Kevin has established himself as an artist producing unique works predominately in glass and metal.
His main interest is the human form and focuses on life drawing, interpreting this by using materials not normally associated with the discipline. Glass replaces the paper and formed copper wire becomes what traditionally would be pencil. The construction lines used when creating a life drawing remain an integral part of the work and this makes Kevin’s work so instantly recognizable. These glass and metal drawings were originally intended to be used as an alternative to stained glass for windows, but are now mounted on a backboard so they can be hung on any wall.
Kevin also creates bowls and freestanding glass panels incorporating metallic inclusions, taking influence from his immediate environment, the night sky and his interest in African textile design.
Kevin says, “As a figurative artist working in the medium of glass and metal my drawings are an alternative to traditional drawing techniques, a method I have developed over the last fifteen years through a natural progression. Experimentation is a very important factor in this progression and with a simple palette of glass, copper, sterling silver, 24ct gold, schlag, brass and aluminium, which all perform with a desired unpredictability, new work has evolved. I am figurative, but I also make other things too!”