Living in Scotland has inspired Karen to train as a Bespoke Glass Designer/Maker, often creating amazing works of art using her own special technique of painting with colour, layering and carving for 3D effects and LED lighting.
An experienced designer for many years, Karen’s work has been recognised by top Fine Art Galleries and Exhibitions. She has artworks held in the permanentart collections of Broadfield House Glass Museum and Strathclyde University, and has also exhibited in many top galleries and with The Scottish Glass Society.
Karen studied glass techniques when she moved to Scotland after a successful 27 year career in fashion, working in the U.K. Paris, Istanbul and Morocco, for brands such as Ralph Lauren and M&S, and is now recognised for her glass sculptures that are influenced by the illusion of light and its dynamism within glass, colour, form and movement.
The dedicated design time given to each piece prior to its making becomes the essence of that piece. Sandblast carving, verre eglomise, gilding, painting and LED illumination are all cold working techniques used in her work.