Handmade Pottery by Karen Palmer
Welcome to Pedal to the Metal Pottery!
My work is a combination of wheel thrown, slab construction and sculpted pieces. I like to create a variety of styles, shapes, techniques and firings in my work .
Texture is a big draw for me. I see design and texture everywhere. I am constantly looking for inspiration for new texture that I can apply to my work. I often ask my students to show me the bottom of their shoes, only to reveal some of the coolest texture a person can walk on.
Making my own textured matts, clay stamps and plaster wheels allows me to create unique and interesting patterns for my work.
The image to the right is a slab torso from porcelain clay that I hand carved.
Please browse through the Gallery to my collection of work and check out my Bio to learn more about me and my work. All of my functional work is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. All the glazes I use are lead free and food safe.