Karen Williams

I studied at art college and university, specialising in graphics and printmaking, although my career didn't initially take me in that direction I always pursued some types of arts or crafts (photography, knitting, quilting, life-drawing, etching etc).  When I moved to West Wales in 2012, I worked from home as a project manager and needed a creative outlet that would get me out of the house.  I found a ceramics class and decided to give it a go.  It turned out that throwing left-handed opened the door to thrown ceramics for me.  After a few years of lessons, I set up my own studio at home, which gave me flexibility and allowing more experimentation.  When I make pots I'm most creative - It's doing rather than thinking, its when the pots that I've dreamed about become reality. 
I enjoy the technical challenge of making different shapes.  Ceramics is a world of contrasts - taking a lump of clay and making something striking and functional.  I'm fascinated by the discipline that's needed to throw a pot compared to the spontaneity of decorating the pot in a way that demonstrates movement, emotion and passion.  I don't make sets of things, I know that each pot will be slightly different to the last one - the beauty of handmade.
I'm inspired by the natural world and what i see around me: the fluidity and colours of the waves and the sea: the beauty of Welsh landscapes.  there is nothing more magical and exciting than opening a glaze kiln and seeing the finished results for the first time.

Studio address -


Cefn Abbey



SA32 8LJ

Tel: 07766 492264

email: k.e.williams@outlook.com

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See the workshops page for details to 'have a go'.

Opening times:

July 2020

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