I create unique pieces that use, almost exclusively, TIG welding techniques to join individually hand formed pieces of silver. The mastery of the welding technique allows me to achieve the precision, scale and dramatic impact of the work; however, technique is not my sole concern. The starting point for each piece is an emotional response: a desire to express a moment or set of ideas in physical form. These can be as varied as a scientific concept, or lived experience of historical events.
For twenty-five years I worked within the luxury automotive industry, hand-making bespoke pieces for Rolls Royce, Bentley and the Morgan Motor Company. My accumulated knowledge of traditional skills passed on through the trade, coupled with new technologies and production processes, has provided a unique and original approach to making that extends beyond and complements the traditions of silversmithing.
"It’s refreshing to see someone do something original by exploring what you can do by using techniques that are available, rather than looking at what has been done before.
This may sound obvious but it really is a breath of fresh air.
Given this, Kevin Grey’s work should be seen, in the history of design silver, as notable."
Ben Walker - Bonhams, New York