Karen Tinney

Clay & Cotton Vessel

Hand formed stoneware base left unglazed to reveal the natural texture of the clay. The top part is woven in white cotton.

15.5"H x 7"W

All of Karen’s ceramics are built using a combination of slab and coil building to create their organic shapes. Glaze is hand painted to create a finished surface with depth and texture.

The fiber components are then applied to the designated areas of the ceramic base. While she uses a wide range of fiber techniques including braids and fringe, Karen is most known for her use of a coiling technique that is traditional to basketry. She has been dedicated to mastering this technique for over 5 years enabling the creation of complex, sinuous shapes. Her masterful weaving results in a surprisingly hard structure out of the soft material. 

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