2015 Featured Artist

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Congratulations to Kay Lancashire, our 2015 Featured Artist! Kay has been busy since her successful application exhibiting at many shows across Victoria, active on Facebook and creating wonderful mixed medium works of art in time for the Melbourne Bead Expo. 


Visit Kay at the Featured Artist stand to purchase her one of a kind works of art. There is sure to be something there for everyone!





'I can't remember a time when I wasn't creating in some art form. After re-kindling a delight in jewellery making over 12 years ago I have been en-thralled by the textures and 3-dimensional sculptural qualities that can be wrought with beads, wire and metal. Indeed, I have not stopped with those mediums, I keep using whatever skill I can master to help interpret the pictures which form in my mind. 


I have been most fortunate to be taught by some of the most talented artists in their field both Australian and international artists, and nurtured and mentored by extraordinary artists in all genres.'



'The Unlocked Box', c 2015 Kay Lancashire


'This piece was created in response to an online challenge, "Gothic Pandora's Box". The challenge was to create a piece using a number of methods. I chose metalwork, stringing and a little left of field, book binding.'



'Crystal Grotto', c 2013 Kay Lancashire


'When creating Crystal Grotto, I wanted to create the feeling of being inside of a beautiful cave, which sparkled with the natural facets of a druzy.


'Techniques used are bead embroidery, fringing and a spiral rope. I have gone for an asymmetrical look; nature doesn't always provide us with perfect symmetry.' 






Congratulations to all our 2014 winners.

Back row, left-to-right, 2014 Featured Bead Artist Jennie Merritt and First Place Elly Feldman Award winner Uta Wille
Front row, left-to-right, First Place Non-Jewellery and Third Place Elly Feldman Award winner Yvonne Kuriata, Highly Commended Non-Jewellery Rosemary Cocks, 
Handmade Single Bead for Moonlight Shimmers winner Glenda MacNaughton, Second Place Elly Feldman Award winner Catriona Starpins 
and Highly Commended Elly Feldman Award Dani Rapinett.


   

Glenda MacNaughton (below left), Featured Artist 2013 receiving her prize from Uta Wille at the Presentation Night, Melbourne Bead Expo 2013


Regina Krawets (below right), Featured Artist 2012, accepts her prize

from BSV Vice President, Uta Wille



 

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