Karen QUERRY | VASE

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  • Karen QUERRY | VASE

White earthenware, satin white and green glazes
18 cm H x 11 cm W

EN
Karen came to the potter’s wheel when she retired in 2005, having been a high school French teacher in Vincennes, Indiana, in the US. An avid cook, she prefers making functional pieces which are also pleasing to look at and use because of their shape and decoration.

Karen is so grateful for the time, all too brief, spent at A.I.R. Vallauris, where she was inspired by the beautiful landscape, sea, cuisine, and traditional pottery of Provence, as well as the wonderful synchronicity created by living and working alongside such wonderful, creative, and inspiring artists. As much as she enjoys travel, especially in France, her heart is centred on family and home. Creating ceramic pieces that she can use in her kitchen or garden or give to family or friends gives her great joy. Just as beautiful and functional pottery has been used for centuries in Provençal homes, Karen hopes that her pieces, many inspired by pottery she has seen here, will bring pleasure to those who use them.

FR
Karen came to the potter’s wheel when she retired in 2005, having been a high school French teacher in Vincennes, Indiana, in the US. An avid cook, she prefers making functional pieces which are also pleasing to look at and use because of their shape and decoration.

Karen est très reconnaissante du temps, quoique trop bref, passé à A.I.R. Vallauris où elle a été inspirée par le beau paysage, la belle Méditerranée, la bonne cuisine, et la poterie traditionnelle de Provence; aussi bien que par la synchronicité merveilleuse produite en vivant et travaillant à côté de ces artistes merveilleux, créatifs, et inspirants. Même si l’artiste aime beaucoup voyager, surtout en France, ce qui est le plus précieux pour elle, c’est sa famille et sa maison. Alors créer de la poterie qu’elle peut utiliser dans sa propre cuisine ou son jardin ou offrir à sa famille ou à ses amis lui donne beaucoup de joie. Tout comme la belle poterie traditionnelle utilitaire s’emploie dans des maisons provençales depuis des siècles, Karen espère que ses pièces, dont plusieurs sont inspirées par la poterie qu’elle a vue ici, pourront donner plaisir à celles ou ceux qui les utilisent.