Ray Key – Woodturner

Ray has been a full time turner since 1973. His work is in collections world wide, including the V & A, Fitzwilliam, Manchester & Birmingham Museums UK; Detroit & Minneapolis Institutes of Art in the USA; as well as museums in Honolulu, Germany & Malaysia. He has traveled widely and been honoured by a number of organizations. Most recently Ray received the British Empire Medal for services to the handicraft of woodturning in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

His work is about purity of form. He applies the minimalist approach in an ongoing quest to produce objects of beauty and elegant simplicity.

Ray has always had empathy with the late Professor David Pye’s statement that “The difference between the thing that sings and the thing which is for ever silent is very slight indeed”.

Click the images below to see examples of Ray’s Work