Kay has been a maker of things all her life and a practicing studio jeweller for the past 15 years.
As a trained pattern maker from a rag trade family her ideas, processes and materials are greatly influenced by textiles and garment construction. She often uses textiles in her work alongside precious metals.
Interested in the surface textures and different tensions that roll printing and heat can produce in metal, her clear geometric forms are frequently hammered or imprinted with fabric or paper.
Recently, she has been working with locally found ‘native’ gold. In the process nothing is added or taken away resulting in a seamless pure gold band of incredible lustre, impressive weight and impeccable providence.