About

Kevin Jenkins

"Big Fish"

Discovering His

In 1966 my soul discovered copper art.  I suddenly found myself working 10-12 hours a day in the studio creating art and having fun.  My Dad recognized my passion, and did one of the greatest things a Dad could do.  He sent me to Mexico to serve as a silver and copper smith apprentice under the great Antonio Castillo of Taxco Mexico.  This modern day kid with big ideas was immediately made to learn the ancient way by starting off as a blacksmith.  Once I earned my place in Los Castillo, I learned Mayan and Aztec design and inlay of copper, brass, monel, and silver which was a privilege.

My passion sent me to Santa Clara Del Cobre where I learned from traditional copper artisans who melt and molded copper, which proved to be yet another invaluable education in the historic way of making copper art. These time tested methods are the foundation of how my art is made.  For these reasons, my artwork has been requested Internationally.

To really get a feel for how large my Copper Sculptures are, please check out this video that was taken at one of the many shows that I have attended.

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"Renowned master copper sculptor Kevin Jenkins."

Eric began making copper sculptures in 1974 while still in high school and had spent a portion of one summer training under renowned master copper sculptor Kevin Jenkins. His early works were abstracts and wall hangings that he sold for spending money during his high school and college years. For the next 17 years, the artwork went onto the back burner as Eric raised a family and pursued a career in the automobile business. In the late 1990s, he converted part of his barn into a studio and returned to sculpture, this time concentrating on wildlife and images of the sea.

His work is now recognized nationally.

Roy’s passion for crafting with metal was first sparked during his early career with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of the Army in the early 80’s. Benefiting from classical training he deployed his skills on practical problem solving by day, and allowed his creative spirit to run free by night, trying his hand at a wide variety of personal projects just for fun and for the enjoyment of friends and family.  With a drive to continually expand his skills and learn new techniques, he has attended a variety of trade courses and studied the masters of the trade. Of particular note are inspiring days spent with the renowned Kevin Jenkins a master of flame colouring copper sculptures.

"Kevin Jenkins a master of flame colouring copper sculptures."

If you would like to come and spend a few days with me to learn the art of Copper Sculpting & Flame Colouring, contact me directly at bigfish@coppersculpture.com.

ADVENTURES OF BIG FISH

ADVENTURES OF BIG FISH

I make many weathervanes, mostly water oriented, this one is 55" long and rides on a 1" stainless steel ball bearing, will last a lifetime and then some. Requires speaking about where you intend to mount it so I can fabricate the base. $2850. Copyright protected

Can This Copper Sculpture Go Outside?

Quite a few people want to know if a Copper Sculpture can be put outside while considering one for their home or business.  I get this question a lot, especially at art shows where I’ll speak with several hundred folks.  If its a half fish

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Created in copper and colored with my reduction technique this is about life size $325. Copyright protected

Coffee, Fans & Hammers

I’m really a creature of habit in many ways. I like to be at “work” in the studio by 7am but most days I go down the street to the river to check it out and have a cup of coffee at the bait house.

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Homosassa, FL Lifestyle of Artist Kevin Jenkins of CopperSculpture.com

A Lucky Artist & Snippety Lifestyle

Living in Homosassa, FL is very laid back. When you move here, you decide that there is not more room for the snippety rat race. The closest I get to snippety these days is using my aviation snips. I love the sound of them gliding

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All copper. This sculpture was created around an ugly support pole in the kitchen of this home during an addition of a second story. Very cool

There’s A Banana Tree In Her Kitchen!

Several years ago I got a call from someone who had purchased a sculpture from me in the past. She said “I have a friend that needs some help with a pole in her kitchen” could you drive down and look at it.  Now at

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$750. Purple Tail fish in copper. Approx. 42" X 42" and about 3 inches thick. Heat induced color and clear coated

Purple Tail Fish & A Lawyer

So many people that buy artwork generally don’t think about copyrights that the artist may have on a particular piece of work. At art shows attendees might not think twice about taking photo’s of the artist work. Some artist will say no photo’s please, others

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$575. Maryland Stripper with rod in all copper with my reduction technique color and clear coated. 47" wide

A Maryland Stripper in Ft. Myers ?

The question was once asked, Is it OK to have a Maryland Stripper in my home in Ft. Myers?  I thought to myself, why not?  If you like the stripper, then go for it!   The topic comes up often whether or not it would look

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