Biography - Kristy Turney
Award winning multidisciplinary designer Kristy Turney of Scandinavia Wolf Designs creates “dopamine” designs to give an infusion of happiness into your everyday life. This is omnipresent in her work, such as her handmade one of a kind natural material jewelry and functional art.
“I design with materials that will persevere and last for ages like wood, precious metals, ethically sourced gemstones and ceramic. I love that the pieces I create are unique, one of a kind creations. When working with wood, metal, gemstones and ceramics I always enjoy letting the material's natural beauty be at the forefront.”
“When I source wood for my creations I find pleasure in using wood that might normally be discarded from felled trees or off-cut pieces from local carpentry projects, or sourcing from local Canadian companies. I love reusing wood to make useful, meaningful jewelry, decor and art.”
“I love to design with visual intrigue, purpose, meaning and functionality. My design process has 3 main components, colour harmony, for a visually appealing aesthetic, material harmony, for a comforting tactile experience, and lastly, truly letting myself be open and free to create from my soul. I aspire to be innovative with my designs and create something that is truly unique. My pieces incorporate natural materials with good energy. Mother Nature gives us beautiful materials to create with and my aim is to leave as little impact on the environment as possible.”
Turney has been creating jewelry, art and designing since she was young. Her background in interior design and fashion played a role in facilitating her current focused and dedicated artistic experience with her company Scandinavia Wolf Designs which she launched in 2014. She moved from Vancouver to Squamish with her husband and business partner Jeff in 2016, where they opened their functional art and jewelry boutique.
Kristy is on the Board for the Sea 2 Sky Potters Guild and an active member in the Squamish Arts community.
Awards, Accolades and Media Attention:
- Media attention from The Westender Van, Vitamin Daily, Whistler Pique, The Squamish Chief and Western Living Magazine
- Jewelry creations on multiple films and television shows (Yellowjackets, Swan Song, The Stand, Bates Motel, The Flash, Riverdale, Snowpiercer, Altered Carbon, Nancy Drew among others)
- Created a custom collection for celebrity Chef Vikram Vij
- Finalist in the Maker category for WLDOTY 2019
- Finalist for Made in Vancouver (Vancouver Magazine) 2020
-Finalist in the Maker category for WLDOTY 2021
-Finalist in the Fashion category for WLDOTY 2022
-Finalist in the Fashion category for WLDOTY 2020
-Winner in the Maker category for WLDOTY 2020