Karen was born and raised in Wisconsin. She and her husband lived in Brazil for more than 20 years, relocating to Green Bay in 2017.
While she has a background in music, piano and voice, about twelve years ago she began to explore the visual arts, specifically drawing. Ever seeking to learn, she pursued course work in drawing and watercolor painting. She is currently a drawing instructor at NWTC’s Artisan and Business Center.
In 2017, ceramics became her primary focus. She continues the pursuit of learning and experimentation. Karen’s work has been exhibited in juried events in Door County, De Pere, and Green Bay. Her work can also be found at a local fine art shop.
“In making beautiful things, some pieces are meant to be used. Teapots, bowls, vases. Some are just beautiful with the sole purpose of being pleasing to the eye and, I hope, encouraging.
I use the tagline ‘Potter and Clay.’ As the potter, I make decisions and shape the clay. As the clay, I am still being molded. I am still in the process of becoming.”