Working professionally in glass since 1981, Karen’s glass has been exhibited and offered through galleries in 10 states and two art museums (Huntsville Museum of Art (Huntsville, AL) and Knoxville Art Museum (Knoxville, TN). Her glass has been requested by the White House and is now in the archival collection. Her glass has been accepted into shows curated by the past directors of the Smithsonian Museum and Pilchuck Glass. Karen was featured in the book “Your Career in Craft” by Prof. Elwin Hayslip and in “Photographing Art, Craft and Collectibles” by Steve Meltzer. Karen’s glass art has been written about in “Glass Art Magazine” and “The Crafts Report” and her entire fused glass series “Sunscapes” was shown on television’s “Sunday Morning”.
As a contributing editor, Karen’s articles have been published in GLASS Craftsmen Magazine, The International Guild of Glass Artist’s publication: Common Ground: Glass, the E-mag artglassinfo.com, Fired Arts & Crafts magazine and Stained Glass Quarterly.
Teaching has been a major part of Earthstar Glass. Karen teaches private classes in both cold and kiln-formed glass in her studio in Huntsville, AL. Her teaching has included Bullseye Glass, Uroborus Glass, Hollander Glass (Texas and Georgia), Weisser Glass (MD), The John C Campbell Folk School (NC), The Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts (TN), The Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), and The Burritt Folk School on the Mountain, (Huntsville, AL). She has taught classes for The Huntsville Museum of Art, for The Huntsville Botanical Garden, garden clubs, guilds and design centers.
The custom glass art of Earthstar Glass can be found throughout the country in custom designs for homes, businesses, galleries, commemorative pieces, churches and sculptural glass artwork.
A public installation of Karen’s fused glass can be seen in the 57 panels which compose the setting for the chapel in the Madison Hospital, Madison, AL.