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StudioKY is for jewellery lovers.
We, Kay and Yvonne Pittelkow, design and make modern art jewellery. What makes us different is that our jewelery is unique. We design it and handcraft most of the pieces - even our beads are usually hand rolled.
Colour and unique design are our specialty.
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. Kay is handcarving limestone and adding panels of colour. The result is a patio table sculpture - often they are also practical - LED light, candle holder.
Checking out "What's New" is the best place to find what we are working on.
Kay is re-discovering sculpture and working on incorporating polymer clay or resin: Yvonne is currently exploring chunky necklaces and bangles often with intricate lace patterns.
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 regular market is on Saturday 1st December at Polkolbin (see details below). We are also doing a special seasonal market on Sunday 18th November . This Art Bazaar is run by the Hunter Arts Network and is held at Lambton Park (Newcastle)
Our regular market is "Hand Made in the Hunter" in Polkolbin. You will find us there on the fourth Saturday of the month and sometimes more.
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. And of course you can also sample the wines! Please check out HAND MADE in the HUNTER's Facebook page if inclement weather is expected - rain or heatwaves. If a market is cancelled the notifications will be posted as soon as the decision is made.
MARKET DATES for Hand Made in the Hunter held at Polkolbin
Saturday 1 December
Saturday 8 December
Sunday 9 December
Saturday 15 December
& don't forget, Sunday 18th November at Lambton Park, Newastle.
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 computer images can achieve the same result.
Note that I visit the European markets from late May until mid 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 I designed asymmetric light neckpieces - both pendants and full necklaces suitable for smaller necks than my Australian clientelle. Look at "What's New May 2018" for a few more photos.
Note that this shop opens for "the Season". You can contact them through their facebook page.