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Karen Chawan Hamilton

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

2006BFA Ceramics, University of North Texas

2010MFA Ceramics, University of North Texas

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2010-2013Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2013-2016Full-time Studio Potter, Romance, Arkansas

2015-2016Ceramics Instructor, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

Karen Hamilton is known for wheel-thrown and altered earthenware functional pottery. In the leather-hard stage, forms are cut and slabs inserted to change overall form. Signature forms include a variety of lidded jars, flask, basket with applied handle, vase, etc. Earthenware pieces are glaze fired in an electric kiln using a series of semi-matte hues. Cool blues, yellows, reds, and oranges dominate Hamilton's low fire glazing palette.

Occasionally Hamilton works in porcelain which is fired in an atmospheric kiln using wood, salt, and soda.

 

 

Typical Marks
Jar
Form: Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup
Form: Mug
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified August 3, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/hamilton-0