Karen Risby creates contemporary ceramic sculpture, wall hangings and porcelain accessories. Karen’s work is an extension of her love of drawing, she explores pattern and line using both brushwork and sgraffito, a process that involves scratching back into the painted surface. Karen is inspired by nature, myth and story telling, birds are a prominent feature of her work. Karen uses porcelain slip, stains and oxides and fires her work to stoneware.
Originally from London, Karen graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 1994, she lived in South London for many years before moving to Suffolk to set up her Ceramic studio in 2009.