Kay Turner

Kay Turner

Artist’s Statement

I have been a maker of things all my life and a practicing studio jewellery maker for the past 15 years.

As a trained pattern maker from a rag trade family my ideas, processes and materials are greatly influenced by textiles and garment construction. Living in the Central Lakes also informs my forms and surfaces.

I am especially drawn towards the textures and different tensions that roll printing and heat can produce in metal. I tend towards clear simple forms and frequently hammer or imprint the metal with fabric or paper. Thus, my hammers and the rolling mill are my most cherished tools in the studio. I just love what they can do for me. Colour is added with heat - I use the ancient method of 'depletion gilding' to give my silver a white luster and use a flame to patina the copper.
My home studio is a simple bench and macrocarpa stump in the corner of a room in the house. I commandeer part of the laundry for my soldering. I like the restrictions and discipline of a small space and limited tools. I am also fortunate to have use of a fantastic gold smith workshop in Queenstown where I first learnt everything I now know. There I can experiment, seek advice and talk 'making' over a good cup of coffee made in house. I also assist with the beginner's classes that we run there.

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  • Kay Turner

    Bark earrings

    Sterling Silver

    $195.00

  • Kay Turner

    Copper Leaves earrings

    Heat patinered, sterling silver ear wires

    Sold

  • Kay Turner

    Cuff

    Roller printed sterling silver cuff

    $421.00

  • Kay Turner

    Droplet earrings

    sterling silver with hammered finish

    Sold

  • Kay Turner

    Folded Circle earrings

    Sterling Silver

    Sold

  • Kay Turner

    Hook earrings

    Recycled plastic earrings made from 'Proper' chip packets

    Sold

  • Kay Turner

    Lantern earrings

    sterling silver and roller printed

    Sold

  • Kay Turner

    Loop earrings

    Recycled plastic earrings made from 'Proper' chip packets

    $145.00

  • Kay Turner

    Pedestrian brooch

    Sterling silver brooch

    $185.00

  • Kay Turner

    Ribbon Bangle

    Fabric texture, roller printed

    Sold

  • Kay Turner

    Ribbon Bangle

    Fabric texture, roller printed

    $248.00

  • Kay Turner

    Schist ring

    Sterling silver hammer textured

    $205.00

  • Kay Turner

    Schist ring

    sterling silver and hammer textured

    Sold

  • Kay Turner

    Silver shell earrings

    Sterling Silver

    $205.00

  • Kay Turner

    Steel Circles earrings

    Steel and stirling silver

    Sold

  • Kay Turner

    Steel Knot Bangle

    Sterling Silver with steel knot

    $205.00