Karen Karnes (1925, Usa)
Karen Karnes (1925, USA)
Wood-fired Stoneware; ht. 14, wd. 12 in.
These two works are exceptional examples of Karen Karnes facility with clay. The large majestic vase alongside is a trophy to Karnes' strength of form enlivened by the exaggerated and rhythmic throwing rings. The tulip vase above shows her modernist sense of invention.
References: Clark, Garth. Karen Karnes, New York: Garth Clark Gallery, 2004.
Shapiro, Mark. A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes. Chapel Hill (NC): University of North Carolina Press, 2009.