Karen is a jeweller living and working in Edinburgh. Whilst studying at Edinburgh College of Art, Karen developed a range of work using predominantly resin and acrylic. She enjoys using resin as a material as colour and pattern are very important aspects in her work.
Inspired by linear shapes found in nature and a love of Japanese pattern, Karen enjoys contrasting colour and shape.
Her most recent work involves inlaying pattern into resin or just a simple line, giving the quality of a drawn line. This body of work involves mould making and casting, then through techniques such as saw piercing, filing and laborious sanding, the inlaid pattern is revealed. Karen produces colourful bold pieces including earrings, necklaces, bangles and cufflinks.