Metalrevelations creates sculpture and commission pieces working with numerous architects, builders and design professionals as well as the individual client. Metalrevelations' work encompasses several types of metal and combinations of metals resulting in many novel peices of work throughout the Valley.
Kathleen and Wally met and started a business relationship in 1998. They formed their joint business, Metalrevelations, in 2000. The current location on Deglet Noor Street in Indio is a 5,500 square ft. building built in the 1940's, formerly part of a date processing plant.
Kathleen has been working as an artist for the last twenty-five years. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University and Master of Fine Arts from University of Iowa. After graduate school she taught a summer session in beginning ceramics at Colorado State University. The artist moved to Denver, established a studio and worked there until 1984. Numerous works in collections include the Denver Art Museum.
Kathleen moved to the Coachella Valley in 1984 with her husband Michael Williams, setting up a studio in their home where they still reside with their two children. She worked out of that studio space until 1998. Kathleen's primary medium was clay up until about 1994. She exhibited at many shows in California, several times at the La Quinta Arts Festival. Seven years ago the artist started working with welding and metal sculpture in addition to the clay. A larger scale and less fragile medium were two of the numerous reasons for adding a new media. She worked out of her home studio until the size and scope of the work outgrew the space.
Wally moved to the Coachella Valley with his wife Connie, in 1976. Raised two Daughters, has two grandaughters and continues to enjoy metalworking and life here in the Valley. Wally has been fabricating/ welding metal structures since 1968.
Received his formal training/education in Welding Technology/Metallurgy at LA Valley College, in Van Nuys, finishing at LA Pierce College in Woodland Hills. Real World training occured when Wally began working for Disney as a Structural Welder. Elder German and Swiss Metal Craftsmen taught Wally the nuance of working with dissimilar metals, fabrication tricks, perfection and patience. He was involved with all structure welding for Disney World, Florida, as well as Space Mountain, Anaheim.
Work slowdowns prompted Wally to join the Gas Company, as a welder, instructor and finally a manager in the Coachella Valley. After many years with the Gas Company Wally found beaurocratic differences encouraging him to move on and again pursue his metalworking background.
We can meld almost any kind of metal and cater to a variety of clients. Call us for more information today