Karen Thompson is a ceramicist based in Scarborough. She has created a multiple porcelain sandwich for York Curiouser which can be found in the gardens at the Yorkshire Museum, the Treasurers’ House, the Quilt Museum, King’s Manor and on the City Walls between Red Tower and Fishergate Postern Tower.
‘Multiples, humour, the surreal, curiosity – these are all areas I am drawn to and have explored within my ceramic practice. Usually confined and limited to one space, one building, one corner, never venturing further. Now an entire City becomes available… and the curious thing is, it’s a perfect fit.
Rest a while, here and there, consume, devour, the convenient and cheap transformed into something of prestige. Ancient associations coming together with a contemporary twist.’