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!
Myself and Leeds based artist Ian Kirkpatrick have been chosen by York Art Gallery for the AA2A ‘plus’ artist residencies. This is in conjunction with York College. I will be making work in response to York Museums Trusts collections. York Art Gallery is currently closed but will re-open summer 2015 with huge new ceramics galleries […]
There were two winners picked from all the entries for the recent Goveshy Giveaway. The Gove busts will be sent out in the post to the lucky winners….
Goveshy features on the front page cover of The Skinny (Northwest) September 2014 issue with a detail shot of the broken shards. The skinny is the leading entertainment & listings magazine for Manchester, Liverpool and surrounding areas. http://issuu.com/theskinny/docs/the_skinny_northwest_issue_18?e=1069858/9156715#search
August 21st sees the nationwide release of the Art Party film by Tim Newton and Bob & Roberta Smith. This was shot at the Art Party Conference last November. I’m really looking forward to seeing it!! GOVESHY even made it into the official trailer! Bonus! Art Party from Tim Newton on Vimeo.
Spent the afternoon in the Museum Gardens with Yorkshire Museum Manager Gary Bateson, taking publicity photographs for the porcelain sandwiches. Then onto the Treasure’s House to meet with Visitor Services Manager Lisa Holden for more of the same. This followed on from my packed out artists talk at Kings Manor. Brilliant Day! Photos: Ian McKinley […]
York Curiouser kicks off next weekend. My comissioned artwork ‘Porcelain Sandwiches’ will be set out in the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, Treasurer’s House Gardens, Kings Manor, The York Walls and Peasholme Green.
The Crafts Council very kindly covered me on their #todayimmaking feature. Thanks guys. Today I’m making Porcelain Sandwiches for York Curiouser, an upcoming exhibition which will see 300 of these sandwiches ‘left’ around York.
An interesting exhibition which I have some work included in, coming up at Crescent Arts in Scarborough for Museums at Night. The exhibition will be shown in the gallery space at Crescent Arts during April and May.
Please join me at the preview of Hidden Agenda – Socially Conscious Craft where I will be discussing my ‘Trilogy of Death’ series which has been selected for inclusion in this exhibition. The exhibition is co curated by the Crafts Council, Berwick Visual Arts & artist Doug Jones. Exhibition Preview The Granary Gallery – Saturday […]
My solo exhibition at 108 Fine Art in Harrogate will run from 1st February until the 22nd February. It includes recent ceramics and drawings. Please contact Andrew Stewart at 108 Fine Art for more details.
I’ve been invited to exhibit a second showcase with the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. This showcase runs from the 17th January until 4th May and is situated on the lower level.
A pierced porcelain mug I made featuring Emmanual cooper and also a Emmanuel Cooper badge from my BADGERED project are on display as part of the huge retrospective exhibition of his ceramic work which has just opened at Ruthin Craft Cente. The show moves to Derby in February and then to London in April next […]
The Art Party Conference in Scarborough was a huge success, the Goveshy which I created especially for the event received a lot of attention. The event organised by both Bob & Roberta Smith and Crescent Arts (where I have my current studio residency) was held at Scarborough Spa on the 23rd November 2013. The Art […]
In the run up to the Art Party conference my Goveshy and Gove Busts have been garnering a lot of attention Here they are previewed in the Broadsheets – The Times, Telegraph and Yorkshire Post. They have also had a lot of online attention, from the likes of Culture 24 and other arts sites. […]
I’ve been running portraiture workshops with some school groups for Scarborough Museums Trust in the Art Gallery. These have been very inspiring and great fun.