Karen Thompson, a ceramicist and illustrator, is a native of South Shields on Tyneside.
She studied art at Kensington and Chelsea College, before graduating in ceramics at Bath Spa University.
Her work draws on both historic and contemporary influences and frequently explores social and political themes using subversion, satire and humour. Recently she also started painting large, colourful portraits.
Her work is held in private and public collections including The Crafts Council, The Arts Council, York Art Gallery, Scarborough Museums Trust, Bath Spa University and Crescent Arts.
Karen currently lives and works in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
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See a selection of Karen's work below. For more please visit her website here: