Karen Hamilton

I am a full-time potter working from my home studio in Lucas, Texas. I also teach ceramics at Collin College in Plano and at Glaze Ceramic Studio in McKinney, Texas. I have been an Art Educator for 18 years, teaching at the University of North Texas, Grayson College, and the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock. In addition to receiving my Bachelor of Fine Art in 2006 and Master of Fine Art in 2010 in ceramics from the University of North Texas, my education includes extensive training in photography and graphic design. I served as the Ceramic Lab Technician at UNT from 2010-2013, was a studio assistant for Regents Professor Elmer Taylor, and apprenticed with world renowned ceramic artist, Don Reitz. Artist Statement: My current body of work involves designing geometric and organic patterns with hand painted, glossy raised dots that dance around the surfaces of my pots. My vessels are mostly wheel thrown, constructed with soft slabs, and fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln. I approach each piece gently, and each unique piece evolves from the one made before it. I enjoy exploring new forms, designs, surface techniques, color palettes and clay bodies. That approach keeps me excited and constantly evolving. I strive to create inviting, functional forms that evoke moments of joy.


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