Copper and Steel with Kiln Fired Glass
Hand Fabricated Metal Frames
Kim Eubank and Jonah Green create minimalist metalwork in steel, copper, aluminum and vitreous kiln fired glass. We are intrigued by juxtaposing industrial raw steel with the translucent luminescence of kiln fired glass. The steel combined with the depth and transparency of the fused glass creates a modern aesthetic which is rustic yet refined.
Jonah cuts the steel by hand and Kim fires the vitreous glass in a 1500 degree kiln. Each original steel and copper panel begins as a 4x8 flat sheet of steel or copper, which is hand cut and mounted to a wooden substrate. Jonah uses a MIG welder to weld the frames. They grind, sand and seal the metal frames. Kim & Jonah force weather the steel and copper using natural methods which result in a warm patina for the colorful glass enamel.
Kim sifts powdered glass through hand cut stencils adding an additional layer of composition and visual interest. The process of kiln firing creates a grayish black scale grounding the negative space and further highlighting the depth and color of the glass. She fires the glass on copper in a small Paragon kiln at temperatures ranging from 1200-1500 degrees F. The metalwork can be hung indoors or outside.
Jonah is a professional designer and builder by trade and Kim is a professional artist that has 25 years of art show experience creating in multiple materials; jewelry, glass and copper as well as painting, linocut and block printmaking. Our collaborative work will be available at the top juried art shows in the country as well as by custom order. Serious wholesale and corporate art installation inquires welcome.
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