Karen Risby

therobinsnestgallery

Originally from London Karen graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 1994. She up a ceramic studio at her home in South London where she lived and worked for many years before relocating to Suffolk in 2009 where she now create my ceramic work from my studio in East Bergholt.
She hand builds and paint stoneware ceramic sculpture, wall hangings and porcelain accessories. Her work is strongly characterized by her unique imagery inspired by nature, myth and storytelling. Birds are a prominent feature. She uses porcelain slip, stains and oxides to explore line and pattern using brushwork and sgraffito, a process that involves scratching back into the surface of the painted surface. Her work is fired to stoneware.

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