Karen is an emerging ceramic artist from Kopperl Texas. Her ceramic sculptures are hand built with earthenware clay coils and slabs. The surface is then finished with several layers of stains, underglazes and glazes. With each additional layer of glaze work the piece undergoes a firing in the kiln until the desired finish is obtained. The finished work demonstrates an array of emotions ranging from funny to disturbing. The doll like faces are influenced by the actual porcelain dolls of the late 1800’s.