Karen uses a sgrafitto carving technique on wheel thrown porcelain clay that has been fired in a salt kiln. All of her pottery is intended for use.
"I began making pots while studying at Louisiana State University. That elective class turned out to be my new career and obsession. After graduating in 1992, I attended Penland School of Crafts in Western North Carolina for two years as a Core Student-a work-study scholarship.
After completing the Penland program, I moved to Saluda, North Carolina where I begin my pottery business in 1996. In 2003 I moved the pottery to Asheville, North Carolina where I continue to make pots full time in my home studio and at my vibrant River Arts District Studio and Gallery."