has taught art from pre-school to college and holds a Masters of
from the University of Wisconsin, Superior. Her main field of study was
in ceramic sculpture.
use of a variety of media is a result of learning how to handle a wide
a necessity for teaching art in small private schools.
addition to producing art, Karen is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual
Her special interest is in presenting programs that promote
of Art and Spirituality.
The University of Wisconsin
Silver Lake College Manitowoc,
Viterbo College LaCrosse,
The Pump House Center for
Paine Gallery Oshkosh,WI.
Appleton Gallery of Arts Appleton,
Rahr-West Museum Manitowoc,
Kohler Arts Center Kohler,WI.
Mount Mary College Milwaukee,WI.
Charles Allis Art Museum Milwaukee,WI.
Rosary College River Forest
The Artist Palette Manitowish
Main Street Gallery Minocqua,WI.
Parkside Gallery Minocqua,WI.
Fieldstone Gallery Bailey's
Wisconsin Arts Gallery Green
The clay/fibers reflect
observations of patterns and subtle changes in
forms of earth, water,
air and fire. Red and white clay slabs are
constructed with hollows
which allow for the addition of fibers after
the firings. The clay
itself is fired four times: bisque, underglaze and
clear glaze luster. The
final firing uses techniques similar to Raku/
Pit Firing and introduces
the blackened and smoked effect.
Natural materials that
are found in my area (grasses and cattail reeds) are
then incorporated into
At times the clay fiber
are used horizontally as a holder for hand-woven
subject of the watercolors are mostly flowers and plants placed on
backgrounds of patterned cloth. The many changes in line
and color move across the surface in highly active patterns.
versatile medium that is built up with many layers of pure Eround
It has many of the qualities of an oil and was a favorite
of the impressionistic artists.
View Karen's Works Here