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StudioKY is for jewellery lovers.
We, Kay and Yvonne Pittelkow, design and produce modern art jewellery. What makes us different is that our jewelery is designed to be unique and one of the reasons we can be sure of that is that after we design it, we handcrafted most of the pieces - even our beads are usually hand rolled.
Colour and unique design are our specialty.
We also do a line in "Upcycled" jewellery which is a comtempory way of saying recycled or re-used where we take out-of-date jewelery and use the elements in modern designs. Substainability!
Lately we are diversifying and designing and making objects for the home. Collectible figurines are becoming a specialty of Kay's - echoes of sculpture! Customers with special interests are commissioning figures for their clubs. However, small trays, tea candle covers, napkin rings are also making an appearance - often in resin featuring image transference. Sometimes we go mad and design something totally different. Usually something that is useful but not always. Keep a look out if you like the unusual. Checking out "What's New" is the best place to find what we are working on.
Because we do all the design and manufacturing ourselves we can change fittings or sizes or colours. You just have to ask us at StudioKY.
Commissions form a significant part of Kay's sales. There is no obligation to buy a commissioned piece although we appreciate a quick decision. Making to a customer's brief is often challenging - it can take you out of your comfort zone but it can also produce a new and exciting direction.
You can see our pieces at one the following locations. We welcome the opportunity to find out what you, the customer, want from your jewellery.
Kay and Yvonne have moved to Wangi Wangi on the Western side of Lake Macquarie. Our next market will be the Farmers and Artisan markets at Toronto on Saturday 3rd February 2018. It is held on the first Saturday of the month on the lake foreshore at Toronto . Hope you can join us!
We are proud to have recently become part of the HAN - Hunter Arts Network - and will be participating in some of their events. We will be at the Art Bazaar Speers Point on Sunday 25th March 10 am to 3 pm. Park Rd, Speers Point.
We will also be manning our stall at "Hand Made in the Hunter" markets on Saturday 24th February , Saturday 24 March and Saturday 21 April. These special markets are held in the grounds of Kevin Sobels Wines on the cnr of Broke Rd and Halls Rd, Pokolbin. This is a lovely setting and the market specialises in unique items handcrafted by local artisans. Stalls are carefully selected to avoid duplication creating a visual exciting market. 9am-3pm
Saturday 3 February at Toronto foreshore
Saturday 24 February at Pokolbin
Saturday 24 March at Pokolbin
Sunday 25 March at Speers Point Park
Saturday 21 April at Pokolbin
My workspace is in Wangi Wangi NSW. You are welcome to contact me to arrange a private viewing. Or phone 0428062902. Particularly useful if you want to match a certain fabric or design or commission a piece although images can achieve the same result.
Note that I visit the European markets during June, July and part of August so viewings will not be possible during these times.
TERRE SAUVAGE IN BELVES, FRANCE
Belvès is a very pretty medieval town in southwestern France. I always think of it as being in the Dordogne but recently it became part of a new commune, Pays-de- Belvès. The closest city is Bordeau.
A selection of my jewelry and home decor items reside in this lovely shop. For the 2017 season I designed and made a special range for this shop to complement the Zimbawean handicrafts and art that, with the output of some local artists, dominate the shop's contents. Some of these items are shown in "Whats New" on this site.
For the 2108 season my thoughts tend to installation art incorporating the figurines to be displayed in the new sculpture gallery upstairs. In July 2017, while laying out the new work we hung the 2016 "brooch" figurines on ropes. The resulting installation sold within days. I was very pleased but unfortunately forgot to atke photos.
Note that this shop opens for "the Season". You can contact them through there facebook page.