Kay Ceramic and Design Creates Earth-Inspired Jewelry

Working from her home studio in Ucluelet, ceramic artist Kay Strickland creates unique pieces that reflect the natural elements of her Pacific Northwest surroundings.

While wheel work does constitute a portion of her pieces at Kay Ceramic and Design — such as her earthy hand-thrown glassware — her passion for sculpture and hand-building has inspired her to branch out from functional homewares to make jewelry.

“I take a wabi sabi and contemporary approach to my esthetic,” Strickland says. “I love the versatility and warmth that ceramics and natural metals can bring, and I look to make jewelry that enhances our own unique natural beauty.”

This article is from the March/April 2019 issue of YAM.