Kim Eubank

The Metal Quilt

"Enamel is a lustrous, luminous, and wonderfully challenging medium. I love the sensuous melting of hot glass on cold, hard copper. The kiln work can be exhausting, but you can't get really beautiful work without a little suffering. "

Kim Eubank calls her work the "Metal Quilt." She is influenced by the geometric greats: Mondrian, Mark Rothko, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the architect Hundertwasser. Eubank draws from her years in jewelry making to create the many individual enameled tiles that comprise each piece.

Eubank constructs her wall hangings from enameled copper. Eubank hand cuts each piece from a roll of 22-gauge coiled copper. She designs the layout in bare copper on a wooden canvas. She the individually enamels each piece by sifting dry, powdered glass onto the copper and firing them in a 1,500 degree kiln. The mounting method used makes each piece lightweight enough to hang on any wall.

The artist trained at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Eubank has a B.A. in crafts, specializing in jewelry and glass, and has stretched the limits of traditional enameling through experimentation and countless hours of practice.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Boston Mills Artfest, Best in Metal, Peninsula, OH, 2010, 2009
Woodlands Art Fair, Best in Metal, Lexington, KY, 2009
Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival, Best in Metal, Fairhope, AL, 2008
St James Court Art Show- 3rd Street, Best in Show, Louisville, KY, 2007
Art Fair on The Square, Invitational Award, Madison, WI, 2008
Bethesda Naval Hospital, Main Cafeteria, Fairfax, VA, 2010
Riverside Research Institute, Main Office, Dayton, OH, 2010
Epic Systems Corporation, Office, Verona, WI, 2009
Gray Manufactruing Co, Office, St Joseph, MO, 2009
Rocketts Landing, Lobby, Richmond, VA, 2009