Category: Press

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 […]

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 🙂

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 🙂  

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 – 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/  

PRESS: Front Page Cover of September 2014 Issue of The Skinny (Northwest)

Today saw my first front page cover of a magazine. The Skinny (Northwest) September 2014 issue features a detail from Goveshy. The skinny is the leading entertainment & listings magazine for Manchester, Liverpool and surrounding areas with a distrubution of 24,680 free copies. Click the link below to browse through the magazine. http://issuu.com/theskinny/docs/the_skinny_northwest_issue_18?e=1069858/9156715#search

ART PART CONFERENCE – Release of the Art Party Movie

August 21st sees the nationwide release of the Art Party film by Tim Newton and Bob & Roberta Smith. I’m really looking forward to seeing it!! I shall definitely be at SJT in Scarborough watching. GOVESHY will also be making an appearance for the night of the 21st at the SJT in Scarborough… GOVESHY even […]

PRESS – York Press 18/06/14

A piece about the Porcelain Sandwiches in the Treasurer’s Garden in today’s York Press… http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11284319.Spot_the_ceramic_sandwiches_in_Treasurer_s_House_garden/ 

PRESS – York Press 12/06/14

A piece on York Curiouser and my Porcelain Sandwiches in today’s York Press… http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/exhibitions/11274603.York_Curiouser__various_locations_around_York__June_14_to_July_7/

PRESS – Northern Echo 12/06/14

A Full Page article in todays Northern Press. Steve Pratt interviewed me about my work for the forthcoming ‘York Curiouser’ which kicks off at the weekend… Northern Echo 12/06/14   Read the article online here –   http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/entertainment/11273636.This_sandwich_provides_food_for_thought/

PRESS – Crafts Mag (exhibition review)

Great review by Anna Burnside in Crafts Magazine, pity she got the wrong end of the stick/knife & fork with the Death of Sainsbury’s though. She surmised that Monrow is feeding the tiger not eating the tiger. I shall have to re-look at how I display this piece in the future. I had previously displayed […]

PRESS – National Glass Centre Brochure

My tureen heads feature in the new booklet for the National Glass Centre. I have a showcase with the Glass Centre running from 17th January until the 4th May. The Tureen heads will be included in the showcase along with other works.

PRESS – BBC, 24th November 2013

‘Inviting people to throw things at the head of a cabinet minister is perhaps not the most diplomatic way of advocating anything to the government’  I never was any good with diplomacy & tact… It was great fun however!   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25050676