Karen Palmer has been a ceramic artist since 2000 and a pottery instructor since 2001. She creates functional and non-functional pottery from several different types of clays and fires them in either an electric kiln or an outdoor atmospheric kiln depending on the finish she is trying to achieve.
In 2005, Karen enrolled in the Australian National University’s 4 year Distance Ceramic Diploma Program out of Red Deer College. She completed extra semesters with this program that took her to China in 2007 and Australia in 2008. Karen has also taken several workshops over the years with Ceramic Artists such as; Judy Weeden, Cory McCory, Vince Pitelka, Elaine Brewer White, and others.
Karen is a member of the Okanagan Potters Guild and the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. She has showcased her work in several exhibitions with the Kamloops Arts Council, Vernon Community Arts Centre, Arts Council of the North Okanagan, Peachland Arts Council, and the BC Traveling Exhibition titled “Breast Art Expo”. Karen has also had several solo exhibitions and has participated in various juried shows in BC.
Karen lives in Enderby, BC where she works out of her home studio. She is also a regular instructor at the Vernon Community Arts Center, focusing on wheel thrown and hand-built pottery.
To learn more about Karen’s work, visit her website www.pedaltothemetalpottery.com and follow her on Facebook and Instagram!
Monday to Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday and Stat Holidays
Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6, Vernon, BC V1T 5G5