Laura Kay is a native Floridian. She grew up in Stuart, Florida, in a boating family. Majoring in mathematics led to a career of teaching high school math. After retiring, she became interested in learning sign language, and she interpreted at the Treasure Coast Deaf Church. A traveling adventure led to an interest in designing and making jewelry. Recently she discovered sailing (growing up was all about power boats) and is a member of two sailing clubs!! There are just not enough hours in the day!!
This is taken in my back room (in Stuart, Florida) which I use for may studio and display. Several times a year I open for a tour or party. I am also available by appointment.
I also can to come to your house if you wish to host a jewelry party. There are prizes!! Contact me for more details.
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Laura.Kay and Geoffrey Smith at the Geoffrey Smith Gallery. Geoffrey is well known for his magnificant sculptures of various types of animals. His sailfish sculpture welcomes everyone to the town of Stuart. The gallery carries a full line of Laura Kay's jewelry as well as many of his life-sized sculptures. His studio in Port Salerno also carries her jewelry.
Her jewelry is also featured in the Emporium at The Elliott Museum. The Elliott Museum is a fabulous adventure of history and art.
I grew up in this house and it is now my home and studio. You are welcome to schedule a visit here with me .
Once a year, the Martin Artisans Guild offer the Open Studio Tour. Studios are open all over the county. It is a self guilded tour, free to all participants. Come to the House With The Purple Shutters.
Although I grew up with power boats, I had not sailed. My Dad, Curt Whiticar, build power boats (www.whiticar.com). This is in the St. Lucie River with me at the helm of "Salty Dogs". I have had many sailing adventures in the last five years. Many of these including traveling and spending weeks on the boats!! The ocean is my friend!!
Whenever I travel, I try to acquire some stones or beads I can use in my jewerly. Here is a picture from Trogir, Croatia. Leonard had a jewelry store and made his own beads. They are beautiful. I have a few left to be encorporated into jewelry.
I have beads from traveling to Majorca, an island off the coast of Spain and beads from the glass factory in Murano, Italy.