Karen Banks

My ceramics are an expression of my love for the natural world and the vessel forms created by nature. I produce handbuilt pieces with an organic quality, marked by the elemental forces of fire and smoke.

I handbuild from a mixture of stoneware and porcelain clays, using a combination of pinching, pressing and scraping techniques for my small vessels, moulding and coiling for my large vessels.

I enjoy the unpredictability of smoke firing, it enhances the organic and natural quality of the individual pieces. No two pieces are ever the same, only similar, as if part of the same ‘family

Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex
07828 749 881