cambridge contemporary crafts

Karen Atherley

Karen’s pots are vividly coloured and decorated with flowing, mainly female, figurative nudes and faces wrapped around a diverse range of vases, bowls, cups/saucers and plates. Her unique style portrays curvy fleshy figures influenced by Greek antiquity and the colours of the Impressionists. She uses bright ceramic slips painted onto white earthenware and glazed with transparent glaze to give a lustrous finish.

Originally a hand-builder but now working with thrown shapes, Karen’s main aim is to produce decorative objects that have a practical use as well as being eye-catching and attractive to look at.


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