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Our next scheduled market is Saturday 9th March 2019 at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley although we may attend some "pop up" markets if the weather is not too hot.
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.
This year, 2019, we will enter a number of local festivals - just for the fun of it and to participate in our local communities.
Our first fair is the Morisset Agricultural Show held on Saturday and Sundat the 9th and 10th of February. Yvonne and I both entered pieces into the jewellery category and Kay entered 3 hand built pottery sculptures.
Kay and Yvonne have moved to Wangi Wangi on the Western side of Lake Macquarie.
Our regular market "Hand Made in the Hunter" is on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Polkolbin (see details below).
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 heat waves. 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 unless stated)
March 9th and 30th
April 13th Night Glow at Roche Estate and Easter sat & sun 21st & 22nd
and May 5th Art Bazaar at Speers Point
October 12th and 19th
November 9th and 30th
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.