Karen Fevold – Artist Statement
I started making pottery 17 years ago at community centers in Seattle. After moving to Vashon in 2002, I found Liz Lewis’ classes through VCA and signed up immediately.
Most of my functional work is made with slipped low-fire terracotta that I decorate with the sgraffito technique. I am also currently exploring several forms such as basket vases and garlic keepers in stoneware. I find that I enjoy experimenting with different kinds of clay and decorating techniques, which requires both technical and design problem-solving. This combination of art and science is part of what attracts me to pottery.
In my kitchen cupboards, I have a variety of cups, bowls, and plates made by favorite potters. This gives me art to hold and interact with many times each day, and the variety means that I always have something to fit my mood.