Having just completed a degreein Applied Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, Karen has set up a glass studio at Parndon Mill in Harlow with fellow glass artist Ewa Wawrzyniak.Karen specialises in kiln formed glass and in particular producing sculptural forms that are castfrom the environment.
Neon Workshops was set up in 2008 with an aim to expose, explore and teach neon as a method of expression and cultural production, as well as hoping to challenge common expectations of the material. Ideally located between Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Henry Moore Institute and the newly opened Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, Neon Workshops is the only arts organisation in Europe and Scandinavia to offer the general public a neon education, and exhibition programme as well as facility hire.
My first encounters with kiln formed glass were on a Foundation in Art and Design course in 2000. I was immediately captivated by the process. I spent 3 years on a part time Fine Art degree before getting my own kiln and following my instincts to make glass !