Phyllis A. Kaye
Phyllis Kaye, a native of Los Angeles, began her career as
a sculptress as an outgrowth of her love for animals and art.
As the daughter of a commercial artist, she developed a passion
for painting at an early age. Classes in school, at home and
privately with professional artists honed her craft. However,
her creative juices transitioned this pastime into a career
when she first converted a raw hunk of clay into a parrot.
The excitement of crafting a three dimensional being was too
energizing to treat casually.
Phyllis began her studies at the Clay House in Santa Monica
and then studied privately with Christo Stamboli and Biliana
Popova, renowned artists and ceramicists from Bulgaria. This
relationship developed into the construction of her own studio
and a partnership, the K&P Studios.
Phyllis Kaye's strength is her need to communicate her love
for animals and her natural sense of humor. Her apes and monkeys,
frogs, dogs, cats, birds, snakes and other mammals share realism
and whimsical personalities. Her vases have a unique quality
that sets them apart from the mundane. Custom designed tiles
are a favorite for local homeowners and their remodeling projects.
All pieces are hand built and hand finished with self-made
glazes, oxides or acrylic paints.
Kaye's works are on display at the K&P Studios in Brentwood,
private collectors shows and on trendy Montana Avenue in Santa