Karen has been a ceramic artist for 19 years and instructor for 17 years. She became addicted to clay in 2000 when she joined the Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club. Within two short years she was instructing her own adult hand building class.
In 2005, Karen enrolled in the Australian National University’s 4-year Distance Ceramic Diploma Program. She also completed extra semesters in China and Australia which gave her the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills from a variety of amazing artists.
Karen moved from Kamloops to Enderby, BC in 2017 and set up a studio. More recently, she relocated to Vernon where she has been instructing beginner and intermediate pottery classes for several years. Karen has a huge desire to keep educating herself with the intention of evolving as an artist and teacher. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with friends and students at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Karen says “If I can be creating art with clay when I am 90 years old, I will have lived the perfect life.”