Kay’s work is contemporary and experimental. It is an emotional response to the textures, patterns and colours in nature, combining to evoke a feeling of a place.
It is a collection of memories and objects found whilst walking. The memory of a place at a certain time, on one day – creating a particular atmosphere. The light - misty shadows, murky fog, bright intense winter sun, the play of light through trees. The colours – bracken glowing in autumn sun, sharp white of fresh snow, blue of hills in low light. The textures – smooth wet rocks, spiky grasses, rough bark, abrasive stone, rusting metal from old mine workings.
As well as a member of the EJK collective Kay is very involved within the textile community, belonging to Northern Threads, ConText and the Contemporary Quilt Group for which she is Exhibition Coordinator. She enjoys the challenge of competition and has won a Silver Award at the Scottish Quilting Show, the Anne Tuck Award and the City and Guilds Student Bursary.
Kay provides talks and workshops
through a number of organisations and also directly for groups including embroiderers, quilters and art groups.
Winner of the City and Guild Student Bursary
‘Recycled’ - European Quilt Association - juried exhibition - Worn, Torn Reborn accepted
‘Fragmentation’ – Contemporary Quilt Group - Torn by Time – awarded the Anne Tuck Award
A Journey Through Time – Silver Award – Category Contemporary Quilt - The Scottish Quilting Show, Glasgow
Friends of Higham Scholarship
Textures of Bark - Highly Commended – Category Journal Quilt - The Scottish Quilting Show, Glasgow
work selected for UpFront Open Exhibition