City: East Bergholt
Karen Risby creates contemporary stoneware wall hangings, tiles and porcelain accessories. Her work is an extension of her love of drawing, exploring pattern and line using both brushwork and sgraffito, a process that involves scratching back into the painted surface. She takes inspiration from nature and birds are a prominent feature of her work often interwoven with landscapes and decorative pattern.
Originally from London, Karen graduated in ceramics from Camberwell College of Art in 1994 then lived and worked in South London for many years before moving to Suffolk to set up her ceramic studio.