cambridge contemporary crafts

Karen Dawn Curtis

Karen is a ceramic artist based in Cardiff. She has produced aesthetic art pieces for many years but has recently rediscovered throwing and become struck by the unique appeal of ceramics as functional art. Inspired by the Brecon Beacons as a place where rugged nature has been lived in but not lost, Karen created her collections to explore the point where beauty and practical purpose meet.

She has always been fascinated by the naked surface of clay. Adding oxides to the clay body creates the exterior colours without having to mask the natural texture of the material. The interior surfaces of the pieces are glazed to ensure that they are food safe. In developing these glazes, Karen has discovered a rich palette of colours which are reminiscent of South Wales itself.

“It is my hope that this work is art which will be touched, used and treasured.”

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgecrafts.co.uk or call us on 01223 361200 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £14-£28.

Range of stoneware

ceramic

£18 - £32

Beach Cereal Bowl

7 x 15 cm

ceramic

£28

Small Beakers

ceramic

9 x 8 cm

£18

Night Sky Blue Tea Cup

ceramic

7 x 8.5 cm

£24

Small Beakers  ceramic  £18

Small Beakers

ceramic

£18

Bowls and Beakers

ceramic

£18 - £32

Pasta Bowls

7 x 14 cm

ceramic

£32

Large Beakers

ceramic

10 x 9 cm

£22

Spring Day BlueTea Cup

ceramic

7 x 8.5 cm

£24

Cups  ceramic  £24 - £28.50

Cups

ceramic

£24 - £28.50

Bowls

ceramic

£24 - 32

Pudding Bowls

6 x 12 cm

ceramic

£24

Large Night Sky Blue Beaker

ceramic

10 x 9 cm

£22

Beach Happy Cup

ceramic

7.5 x 9 cm

£28

Milk Jugs  ceramic  £28

Milk Jugs

ceramic

£28

River Cereal Bowl

8 x 15 cm

ceramic

£28

Small Beakers  ceramic  9 x 8 cm  £18

Small Beakers

ceramic

9 x 8 cm

£18

Cups

ceramic

£24 - £28.50

Spring Day Blue Happy Cup

ceramic

7.5 x 9 cm

£28

Stacks of Bowls  ceramic  £20 - £28

Stacks of Bowls

ceramic

£20 - £28