Artisan Metalwork: organic whimsical metal creations – gates, fences, canopies, arches, obelisks, decorative pieces, sculptures, and bespoke commissions


Hi, I’m Kev Colbear and I started working with metals in my teens. I studied art in Suffolk and Surrey, ultimately specialising in the creative use of metals.

I’d like to think that I offer a refreshing approach to consultancy and design, producing pieces of high-end furniture and architectural features for the home, garden, or workspace.  I have a range of work in stock and also enjoy bespoke commissions for furniture, sculptural pieces, and decor – commissions have ranged from practical gates and fences to unique pieces like the gigantic spider arbour (see picture) and the phosphorescent dragonfly. I enjoy sculptural pieces but massively love a challenge. Aesthetics and practicality; form and function – they’re equal in my book.

Involving my clients in the design and development process of commission pieces, I always ensure that I understand the requirements and persona the work must assume.

My workshop is a barn in rural Suffolk: East Bergholt to be precise. I’ll be holding regular events there leading up to Christmas so please do follow me on social media. If you’d like to visit outside of these times to see my work for yourself, please get in touch. Please also visit my website as I have an online shop for all stock items that can be delivered.