Karen Bunting's pots are mostly thrown, but sometimes press moulded or slab built. Patterning is usually incised, sgraffito or painted.
Muted colours are achieved with a combination of cobalt, iron and manganese oxides. All work is reduction fired to 1280 C in a propane gas kiln.
She uses several different varieties of clay and a number of glazes to give different colours and textures to the finished pieces.
Essentially self taught, Karen discovered pottery making after studying chemistry at university. She has worked as a potter for twenty five years and have exhibited widely throughout Britain and also in the United States, Japan and France.
Karen's studio has been based in the East End of London for the last 20 years.
She has been Professional member for some years and, since 2009, Chairman of the Craft Potters Association.