Karen Welsh is a contemporary ceramicist who produces various ranges of different work: she makes jewellery by fusing silk-screen printed images onto fine bone china, and also larger ceramic pieces inspired by the human form. This work explores the figure from a predominantly 3D approach.
Her sculptural forms are created by traditional methods often partnered with new technologies. These include virtual reality sculpture, digital photography & rapid prototype engineering.
She studied ceramics at the University of the West of England, the Kunst Akademie in Den Bosch & the European Work Centre for Ceramics in the Netherlands where she worked with international artists & designers.
Following her graduation in 2000 she has received many awards, exhibited on a national & international level and has been selected as an artist in residence for many projects. She works with arts organisations & schools and galleries such as The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath, Bath University & the Arnolfini, Bristol, to explore the boundaries of contemporary ceramics.
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