Karen Downing throws porcelain pots for everyday use: pots to be filled up, held, drunk out of and eaten from. The essence of her work is in its potential for use. The intention is that these pots not only fulfil their functions, but also transform what are often unconsidered moments into cherished ones: to make the ordinary tasks special and to bring beauty and pleasure to the everyday, even to the washing up.
Karen's work has been exhibited widely in the UK, as well as in Europe, Japan and the USA. It can be found in many private collections and is represented in the Crafts Council's collection. She has been a member of the Craft Potters Association since 1995.
Karen Downing lives and works in The Brecklands of west Norfolk. Her hand thrown white porcelain is available directly from the studio, as well as from venues and stockists listed on
photo credit: Ben Boswell (image of hands)