portrait of kay


I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t creating in some art form. Since I re-kindled a delight in jewellery making over 12 years ago I have been enthralled by the textures and 3-dimensional sculptural qualities that can be wrought with beads, wire and metal.

Over the last few years my work has started to take less conventional form and a more contemporary direction. This has been since realising that my ‘paint’ was beads and my sculptures just happened to be in small wearable form. I saw very clearly that the human desire to wear adornment and the need to create art could be combined, this has been invigorating and liberating. I find myself living, breathing and dreaming my ideas – it has become an all-consuming passion.

Kay Lancashire–CV 2016