I feel very privileged to have been selected for an aa2a artist residency with the University of Sunderland. This will be at their National Glass Center campus and runs from now until May 2023. This is an amazing opportunity and the facilities and equipment that they have available are fantastic. I’m really looking forward to […]
I was invited to take part as one of the makers exploring the experience market by the Craft Council. Sarah Mace-Dennis put together a very beautiful film looking at 4 different makers/groups and the Craft Council recently put the film up on their website and youtube page. I’m 9 mins 12 seconds in if you […]
I’ve been awarded Small Grant Funding from Ryedale Council to run a series of workshops celebrating National Tree Week, these will be run in Public Libraries and Schools around Ryedale, thanks to Ryedale Council for selecting me for this award.
I’m currently working with Selby Council on a High Street Heritage Action Zone Project. Last month I was out and about running some art workshops focusing on Selby Faces past and present and I was in Selby High School and Selby College, we’re having an exhibition of the artworks created by the students at Selby […]
I’ve recently starting running freelance workshops for Coastival/Create Arts Ltd. This years annual Coastival was held in February at Scarborough Spa and I had two very successful days running drop in arts workshops for families. In December we also worked in conjunction with Scarborough Council running two days of drop in arts workshops for the […]
I’ve been contracted by York NHS Teaching Hospitals as a freelance artist to run a series of workshops in the Stroke Unit at Scarborough Hospital. It’s the first time I’ve delivered workshops in this kind of environment and I’m really excited to be working with patients at the hospital to aid in their recovery. I’ll […]
I’ll be working with MakeMore Arts to deliver five land art sessions in August for Ryedale Council. These are around the theme ‘Beathe’ and have been commissioned by Ryedale Council to tie in with playgrounds in Ryedale going smoke free.
I’ve spent the past two months working with MakeMore Arts on their Arts Council England funded poppies in peace project. We’ve run workshops in schools throughout Rydale and the culmination is an exhibition of the work produced to be displayed in the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering. The exhibition will run from the 2nd until […]
I’ve just forged links with the Pineapple Gallery in Bishop Auckland who have approached me to stock my work. They are currently selling my large portraits (on paper) and some of my small ceramics. I look forward to a prosperous partnership with this great little gallery.
I’ve been invited by Lady Frances Sorrell OBE to run a Masterclass for the prestigious National Saturday Club Trust. I’m very excited about this project and feel extremely honoured to be asked to take part.
I’ll be running eight days of clay workshops for Barnsley Museums as part of their Cracking Ceramics funding. These sessions will be between Cannon Hall and Worsbrough Mill.
I’ve been approaced by MakeMore Arts, a newly set up Arts Provider in Ryedale to work with them on forthcoming projects. This is an exciting collaboration and I’m very much looking forward to being part of the team.
I’ll be running a clay bust making workshop inpired by my Michael Gove busts at York Art Gallery this weekend as part of their Day of Clay festival. This workshop will be held in the CoCA Galleries.
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 […]
The Opening of the redeveloped York Art Gallery sees the new ceramic galleries extended and renamed CoCA (Centre of Ceramic Art). I’m very happy to have some work included in the opening of these galleries. Some of my Michael Gove busts from the Goveshy are in the Rainbow wall of pots. There are also two […]
I’m in 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 to help out with this project
Today is the official launch of the Crafts Council maker directory. I have a maker profile at the following link. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/karen-thompson/
I’ve been invited to show some work in a group exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York. ‘Toast’ brings together contemporary artists, Andy Black, Jade Blood, Andrew Crane, Debra Fear, Karen Thompson and Louise Winter and runs from 25th April until 9th May 2015
I ran two ceramic workshops with the second year BA Degree fashion students in February at York College. This was the fashion students first introduction to ceramics. The finished work will be displayed in York Art Gallery’s ceramic galleries.
At the end of last month I spent some time in York Art Gallery’s ‘top secret’ ceramic store warehouse. Over the next month I will be seeking inspiration and visiting all of the many of York Museums Trusts warehouse facilities. This is part of my AA2A ‘plus’ artist residency with York Museums Trust and York […]
I have some of my artworks going into the Crafts Council collections. A GOVESHY Bust for the main collection and a Porcelain Sandwich for the handling collection. Great News!