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

staying alive, corrupt mexico

So before we left Santa Clara Del Cobre we had walked most of the town. We just got to see so much copper work. What was interesting was that in addition to different tools I saw in each, what was the same was a particular

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The QUEST And how to stay alive

We all have said ” I am going to do BLANK somehow someway” , right ? Well I had heard of a town in old Mexico that everybody worked copper. Its not that unusual as in many towns in Mexico they specialize in one particular

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Scallop season

This is a Scallop Sconce that I make and also several other sea shells. These sconces are two parts, one is the scallop itself the other is the wall mount, hinge point and light bulb assembly. These are hammered by hand from copper and have

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My Studio in southern norway

In 1994 my cousin came up from St. Pete. with a friend from Sogne Norway. I was still in the divorce to my first wife but had custody and Ernst asked me “Heh you should come to Norway” well I said ok and sent off

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Art Shows

The first  art show I went to was typical of me then, sometime mid 1973. I had just come back to St. Petersburg Fl. my hometown from Mexico and got a call from someone I had met while at the Los Castillo in Taxco Mexico

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A great hammer

One of the interesting things about using your hands in your work is your hand tools. When being taught my Copper Sculpture trade, I learned to make my hammers, and I still do. It’s just a matter of necessity to make a hammer with a

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