2014 Participating Artist
Artist Kay Cummins is a happy, fun person and it shows through the colorful jewelry she creates. She loves making things that make people smile. Over the past four years, Kay has studied jewelry techniques and continues to learn and experiment with these ideas to find her own way to combine found objects into the unique designs she imagines. Enamel gives her endless eye popping options. She combines it with tin, texture and words.
Kay works in sterling and fine silver, copper and brass. Her technique includes enameling on fine silver and copper using both a kiln and torch. Found objects that are incorporated into the pieces are bottle tops, vintage tin and lunch boxes, wooden rulers, game pieces, billiard balls and other things that I find irresistible.
Inspiration for her artwork comes from many places.
- Word play. She thinks up funny little phrases and keeps a little list of them tucked away.
- Vintage. Something that has age and experience, perhaps a wrinkle or blemish. She loves using found objects from an earlier time in a unexpected way.
- Color. With enamel on metal and patina for metal, her crayola box is full!
- Playful. Life is short and smiling and laughing is at the top of her list. Some of her doodles and shapes may remind you of child art. It's intentional…. tap your inner child.
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