NEWS – Radio Kent Interview

I was invited to appear on BBC Radio Kent today talking about my Tureen Heads. The topic being discussed on the show was hoarding or decluttering and the lady presenter – Erika North had bought two of my heads from a Gallery in Margate… She was delighted with them and was telling everyone how she […]

DRAWINGS – Experiments into Psychic Art

This drawing just blew my mind a little, I’ve been experimenting with psychic drawing and tonight I drew this image at the back of a full room of people. I put pen to paper having no idea of what would come out and then this little chap appeared, I felt his name was Robert and […]

WORKSHOP – Birds for the Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend

I really enjoyed running some workshops with the Art Club at Scarborough Museums Trust this weekend. Some lovely watercolour birds were produced, as well as some super drawings in other mediums. It’s quite a big age difference with the Art Group so it’s interesting to see how the little ones push themselves. This timed in […]

PORCELAIN SANDWICH – Trip to Texas

I’ve just been sent a couple of images of one of my Porcelain Sandwiches which has found its way over to Texas! Ha ha… the best part of this project has been seeing the images that folks have sent in of the sandwiches in their new environments 🙂      

OUT & ABOUT – Hey Clay

It’s Hey Clay this weekend! A nationwide scheme organised by the Crafts Council to get folks started with the rather addictive medium of clay… Lovely to see the Crafts Council using the image of my Curious Curiosities tiger jars as inspiration too 🙂

OUT AND ABOUT – Thackray Medical Museum

Had a lovely day trip to the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds last week, what an incredible museum with a huge presence and collection… Amazing! The building is fascinating as it used to be an old workhouse. The collection houses an amazing room full of ceramic apothecary jars known as the Wilson collection… I spent […]

WORKSHOP – Portraiture at Scarborough Art Gallery

A lovely portraiture workshop yesterday at Scarborough Art Gallery, this was a day of School workshops with 80 year 5 pupils. We concentrated on a technique I use in my own paintings, ink and watercolours with an extra special spray with a water squirter… the spraying was highly popular needless to say! Victorian Day Portraiture […]

PRESS – Crafts Magazine, Directory Ad

Brilliant to be in this months Crafts magazine advertising the Crafts Council Directory. This is the second issue on the trot that has used the advert with the image of my heads… The advert has also made it into the V&A Mag and the Collect brochure among others 🙂  

UPCOMING – Platform Exhibition

Three of my Tureen Heads will be winding their way over to Harrogate later in the month for the Platform Open, this is on the weekend of 3rd & 4th October at Morphets. Morphets of Harrogate, 6 Albert Street, Harrogate, HG1 1JG.  opening times: Sat 3rd Oct 10-6pm, Sun 4th Oct 10-4pm

WORKSHOP – Badge Making at the Rotunda Museum

A lovely and very busy badge making workshop at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough today, I took in with me my trusty badge it machine (which I use for all of my badgered badges). These drop in sessions will also be running over the next two weeks and will be based around the theme of […]

PRESS – Clare Twomey ‘Manifest:10,000 Hours’ Book

I seem to have made it into the York Art Gallery’s book for Clare Twomey’s Manifest: 10,000 hours commission. I was busy with my AA2A+ residency with York College and York Art Gallery at the time and I helped to make well over 100 bowls for this. Still, bit of a surprise finding myself and the lovely […]

EVENT – Staithes Studios

Some of my work has wound its way over to Staithes for the opening of the lovely new venture by Ian and Stef Mitchell. Staithes Studio is opening in time for the Summer Solstice. you can find one of my Trilogy of Death’s for sale there alongside some of my mugs and cups. http://staithesstudios.com/  

WORKSHOP – Sea Monsters at the Rotunda Museum

My first Sea Monster workshop at the Rotunda in Scarborough produced a host of wonderful creations. 61 students, year 6. We primarily used sticky back coloured vinyl sheets and cardboard. Here’s a little selection of the days output… another one tomorrow!    

EVENT – Launch of Crafts Council Directory

Today is the official launch of the Crafts Council Directory, the advertising today has been going a little something like this…. Brilliant advertising for my Tureen Heads I would say! Thanks Crafts Council… Check out my directory profile using the following link:  http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/karen-thompson/

PRESS – York Press, Toast Exhibition

A piece in today’s York Press about the Toast exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York. Loving the close up of my Charmology Head II shot 🙂 http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/exhibitions/12933894.Toast__School_House_Gallery__Peasholme_Inn__York_until_May_9/  

EXHIBITION – Toast at the New School House Gallery

I’ve got some work on display in a group exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York. The exhibition ‘Toast’ is curated by five fine art students studying at York St. John’s University. There are five artists in total showing a mix of work and the exhibition runs until the 9th May 2015. Karen Thompson’s […]