Karen McPhail graduated from Glasgow School of Art with first class honours then completed a post graduate in ceramics in 1990. Since then she has worked on numerous art education projects and, while her three children were young, ran a pre-school nursery. Karen now makes ceramics in a workshop at her home in Renfrewshire.
‘I make functional and decorative earthenware ceramics for the home. Coloured slip decoration, printed decals and glaze are applied in layers to create a playful, collage like quality. Each piece is fired up to three times 1080 degrees centigrade in an electric kiln.’