Tuesday, 28 April 2015

EXHIBITION - Toast at the New School House Gallery

I was approached to show some work in a group exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York, the exhibition 'Toast' is curated by five fine art art students studying at York St. John's University. There are five artists in total showing work and the exhibition runs until the 9th May 2015.

Karen Thompson's Charmology Head II at Toast, New School House Gallery, York.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

EVENT - Cups Available From Scarborough Art Gallery

Some of my mugs and cups are now available to buy from Scarborough Art Gallery... Selling fast! 

Karen Thompson's Cups available from Scarborough art Gallery.


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

AA2A 'Plus' - Painting The Fiona Green Charger

In the composition of the Fiona Green Charger I am including three objects from the York Museums ceramics collection, these are a Thomas Toft tyg (YORYM:2001.8239), a Merete Rasmussen sculpture and a curious object which was sitting on a bench one day when I visited the stores of which I have no further information.  All of the images of the teasers shown here are at the pre final firing stage, the images have been painted directly onto the unfired tin white glaze and will be subject to change as the piece is fired.  

Thomas Toft Tyg. 
Merete Rasmussen.

Karen in the studios of York College painting the Fiona Green charger.

Computer tower on the desk of YMT stores.

Friday, 3 April 2015

AA2A 'Plus' - Introducing The Fiona Green Charger

The first charger I'm making in response to York Art Gallery's ceramics collection is to feature Fiona Green, the collection facilitator for art. My charger will take direct reference from a delftware charger decorated with a portrait of Queen Anne. This piece is from the 1700 - 1720 period. 

Queen Anne Charger - York Art Gallery (YORYM:2000.2672).

Fiona Green, York Museums Trust, collection facilitator for art.