Since completing an MA at the Royal College of Art in London in 1996 Karen has divided her time between teaching, raising a family and continuing to make.
She has taught across the UK to adults, degree students and young children. Currently working from her purpose built studio in the garden where she produces one-off ceramic work for exhibitions and galleries.
Her work is inspired by her love of nature and the outdoors; the lines and patterns within the landscape, the texture of grasses against a stormy grey sky, the subtle variation in colour of a vast open seascape.
Wall pieces and tiles have been the vehicle for her exploration of colour and texture for sometime now. Recent additions to this comes in the shape of thrown bowls, vessel forms and jewellery which compliment and broaden the range of work she offers.