We, Kay and Yvonne Pittelkow, are twins living on the beautiful shore of Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia. "Just up from Sydney", we say, although it is 2 hours on the expressway.
We create - painting, sculpture, jewelry, accessories and homewares. We sell from market stalls in the Hunter valley and Lake Macquarie districts - mainly our jewelry and homewares which are made from synthetic clay - PVC embedded with pigment that hardens on curing - or resin. As markets have become more eco-sensitive we have added a large component of recyclable objects to our table - bottle art, jewelry and accessories made from soft drink bottles. Kay is a regular contributor to the Lake Macquarie sustainability exhibition-_Waste to Art and featured in the Newcastle Herald recently with her recycled pieces.
Artists, artisan or crafter? All 3 at different times. Both of us are happiest when we are learning. That means we are constantly designing, prototyping and testing the boundaries of our skills and knowledge. I (Kay) am the sculptor and the creator of the bottle art. I enjoy the challenge of commissions. Yvonne paints, enjoying the serendipity of watercolour on Yuppo - the balance between skill and luck is a tension packed experience. She is constantly striving towards perfection and the balance she achieves between colour and pattern are evident on her jewelry pendants and beads . The interplay between us, results in a wide variety in design and colour.
We are rapidly progressing in ceramics - Kay in hand building sculptures and Yvonne on the pottery wheel producing quirky organic flatware.
StudioKY is a registered Australian bussiness. ABN 50 305 582 534.
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