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’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’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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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.
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.
How Many Artists Does it Take to Draw a Lightbulb? Open Studios and a joint exhibition of current work from the six resident artists at Crescent Arts. Myself and Jade Monsterrat will also be giving artist talks on both days over the weekend of the 16th, 17th Feb as part of the Coastival festival.
I’ve been selected to take part in this years Saltburn Arts Fair which is run in conjunction with Mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art). I’ll be setting up a stall on the 5th August.
I have a solo exhibition at Crescent Arts in Scarborough. The exhibition entitled FARM WORLD runs from Saturday the 9th June until the 7th July.
I’ve started work on FARM WORLD, my next exhibition which will be shown at Crescent Arts in Scarborough. This exhibition is part of my Studio Residency and will be shown in June and July.
I’ve been invited by the National Glass Centre to display my work in a Craft & Design Showcase, this will be installed downstairs in a large display case next to the elevator. This showcase will run from 13th October through until 10th January 2012.
I’ll be starting a new studio residency at Crescent Arts in Scarborough in October, this is a subsidised professional development placement and is supported by the Arts council.