Silver has antimicrobial properties and is a circular material: with the ability to be melted down and refined anew. I enjoy working with clients to explore how silver can enhance their daily lives.
I’m passionate about doing what I can in my personal and work life to benefit others and our environment. Our choice in silver or gold from the global supply chain has the possibility of having a transformational impact on people and places around the world. This brings a fascinating story to any modern functional or decorative silver object I make.
Karen graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2015 with a First Class Honours in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, before completing the 11month postgraduate residential course at Bishopsland, specialising in silverware. In 2022, Karen completed their doctoral research in ‘Border Crossings: A Case for Interdisciplinary Practice in Physics and Craft’ at The University of Dundee.
Karen has worked from her studio based in the Hanson Street WASPS studios, Glasgow, since August 2016.