Figurative Hanging Pendants for Line Time Space Exhibition

It’s not long now until my solo exhibition at Harding House Gallery, it’s amazing how fast time goes by when your producing work months in advance.

Line Time Space Poster (cropped)

I’ve just finished producing these four hanging pendants,they are based on some older drawings that I have used quite a few times now, but each time I treat them in a different way.  One of my tutors at university told me  “A drawing is never finished ………. there’s always something else that you can do with it”.

So I do, it’s good to retrace my steps every now and again.  It stops me straying too far from what I am all about.

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They each measure 72 x 14 cm and hang by means of a simple fitting as shown below.

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These will not be for sale on my website until after the exhibition but if you are interested please contact me.

To view more of Kevin’s figurative work visit www.kevinwallhead.co.uk

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I’m on The Edge

Not a regular exhibition space for me, but it was great to be asked by Lincoln Interior Designer Katharine Armstrong-Short to supply some glass panels, bowls and small standing pieces for display in the New Gusto Show home at ‘The Edge’ eco development near the Lincolnshire Show-ground.

We went for a look around the other week!

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 The show house is now open! 

£1 a day energy cost / Spacious design / Super insulated / Heat recovery / Photovoltaics / Triple glazed / Log burner / Glazed sunspace / LED lighting / Rainwater harvesting / Dedicated parking / Communal tennis court / Generous storage / 18 metre garden / Community lake / Woodland environment.

If you would like to see the sort of stuff that Kevin has on The Edge visit www.kevinwallhead.co.uk

Sticky Curved Pieces

I hadn’t made any of these curved pieces for a while and forgot how rewarding they are to create.  Unlike my larger figurative work, relating to my line drawings, these are produced

Curved Panels 1. 33 x 10cm. Glass, copper, sterling silver.with no preliminary drawings and they develop while in the making process.

 I do start off with a preliminary idea which, as I stand in my shed, listening to music and forming the figures, then becomes secondary and the composition reveals itself, changing as the figures are added, strangely though, it always relates to something we have done, said, heard, believe etc. in general relating to our lives and what we are about.  The titles are there simply to give an impression of what the image is about, sometimes a very loose interpretation and sometimes very personal to us, but I always think a

Curved Panels 2. 33 x 10cm. Glass, copper, sterling silver.title helps when others are viewing the work.  Sometimes they can agree with the title, other times they put their  own spin on the image and the title is not relevant,  either way it doesn’t matter, as long as the viewer is getting something from the image.

These twelve curved panels which depict various scenes of Stickies going about their business, whatever they are doing, are a very important factor in the way I work.  Sometimes they relate to a larger line drawing image and are born because of this relationship.  Other times the stick figures are created first and a larger

Curved Panels 3. 33 x 10cm. Glass, copper, sterling silver.

figurative image is produced at a later stage, so it works both ways.

They both influence each other.

These small panels (33 cm x 10 cm) are curved very slightly, which allows them to be free-standing and are created from glass, copper and sterling silver.

You can purchase these by contacting me through the website www.kevinwallhead.co.ukJust mention Sticky Curved Piece and the title and I will get back to you with payment details.

Oh yes, nearly forgot! Only £65 each including p&p.

If you would like to see more of Kevin’s work visit www.kevinwallhead.co.uk

Sleep Patterns I & II

As artists we spend a considerable amount of time just thinking, working stuff out, trying to make stuff happen.  Early morning I find, especially if I wake up particularly early is an ideal time just to lay there and run through ideas, come up with new ideas and work through processes etc. it’s an ideal time to go over what you are going to do that day and confirm it will all work, it also helps to minimise the mistakes that can happen.  While laying in bed the other morning I thought of the shapes created by our bodies as we slept or as we jiffled through the night.  I’ve always thought what a bonus it would be if you could remove your arms before getting into bed but then again “How would you put them back on again in the morning?” they are a bit of a design fault really when it comes to getting to sleep.  Legs are fine, arms tend to get in the way a bit. Maybe a couple of holes in the bed to enable your arms to hang down, so they hang below the bed.

Anyway, returning to my new Sleep Pattern bowls, here they are, Sleep Patterns I & II.  Both are 53 cm diameter octagonal slumped bowls.

If you would like more information visit www.kevinwallhead.co.uk

Sleep Patterns 1

 Sleep Patterns 2

 

……………………………… we do create some interesting shapes as we lay in bed.

Sleep Patterns (detail)

 If you would like to see more of Kevin’s work visit www.kevinwallhead.co.uk

“I Have Made My Mark”

This year is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta and the Contemporary Crafts Network will be hosting an exhibition to celebrate this special event at the Sam Scorer Gallery here in Lincoln.

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CCN as a group are encouraged to use their different methods, techniques and approaches to the given title “Signature” revealing their individual interpretations and signature pieces in this unique exhibition of beautifully crafted work.

I have produced two wall mounted glass panels for the exhibition (they are at the framers at the moment), both very personal to me as a signature is.

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“I Make my Mark” relates to an actual signature.  So as you can see from the image, I have actually “made my mark” from glass and copper.

 

 

One By One We Disappear

“One by One we Disappear”.  My small figurative stickies have been on the go now for fifteen years, they always tell a story relating to our lives, the way we live and what we do.  That’s why other’s can relate to them, because we do just what everyone else does, it’s not complicated at all.  These small people have become a style and a second signature, my work being easily recognised due to them appearing in it.  I’ll leave it up to you to make your own decisions about the title and the subject matter within the composition.

Hope you can make it to the show, as you can see there’s a 

Private View and a Meet the Artists on Sat April 18th. (2-4 pm.)

 If you would like to see more of Kevin’s work visit www.kevinwallhead.co.uk

New Limited Edition Prints Available

The process of creating a piece of my figurative glass begins long before it emerges from the kiln.  Working or “preliminary drawings” as I refer to them are the essential base from which the finished glass panels derive. They have seldom been seen and to me they are  as beautiful on paper as they are in glass, after all this is what my figurative work is all about.  “Construction lines are a vital ingredient in preliminary drawing but are seldom seen as they are smothered by the finished composition.” This is what interests me.

I have been asked on numerous occasions “Do you do prints?”

So now I can say “Yes, I do”.

These are the first Limited Edition Prints I have produced. Three of preliminary drawings and three of finished glass panels (photographed before they were mounted on backboards).

 Printed on 200 gram acid free paper/Mount size: 58 x 46 cm (20 x 16 inches)

Hover cursor over image for Edition no, title and price.  Click image to enlarge. 

Molly (preliminary drawing print)

Molly (glass panel print)

Pixie Cato I (glass panel print)      Pixie Cato II (glass panel print)

Muse (preliminary drawing print)       Elements Of Time Past I & II (preliminary drawing print)

For purchasing enquires please contact me through my website.

To Purchase Prints click here 

 If you would like to see more of Kevin’s work visit www.kevinwallhead.co.uk

Space……………. “It’s massive!”

My space is slightly smaller and I know that this sometimes influences the physical size of my work – because  it has to fit through the doorway en route to the kiln.  But I do make space, quite a lot of it in fact.  I have been influenced by space since 2002 after buying a telescope and observing the planets that appear in our small backyard. A very rewarding experience, the rings of Saturn and Jupiter’s moons, it just puts everything into context …. ….. it makes you feel very, very small.  I would have made the font very small there but WordPress hasn’t the capability on this free version.

So that’s what I’ve been doing recently………………making more space!

Orbs I Orbs III Orbs II

Orbs IV Orbs VIOrbs V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Orbs I-VI.

Wall mounted glass panels on board. 46 x 46 cm. 

Glass/glass frit/copper/sterling silver/aluminium/schlag metal/steel.

 Hover cursor over image for title and click to enlarge £300/panel. Panels are hung with a single screw fixing.


Spacescape I-IV

Spacescape I-IV

Wall mounted glass panels on board. 82 x 24 cm. 

Glass/glass frit/copper/sterling silver/aluminium/schlag metal/steel.

Hover cursor over image for title and click to enlarge £450/panel. Panels can be hung either vertical or horizontal with a single screw fixing.


Orbital I & II

Orbital I & II

Curved glass panels. 43h x 33w x 12d cm

Glass/glass frit/copper/sterling silver/aluminium/schlag metal/steel.

Hover cursor over image for title and click to enlarge £300/panel.


So if you have some space to spare and would like to purchase some more space or need more information you can contact Kevin here or through his website.