"I am fascinated with the visual appeal of creating colorful sculpture and useful objects with glass."
With an organic painterly style Karen Ehart draws her inspiration from nature: sea life, microscopic images, a rock-filled stream bed. The many places she has lived from tropics to desert have influenced the evolution of her work.
Karen Ehart's work is unique in the sculptural quality of her pieces and the unusual surface design. She spends a great deal of time on the original sculpture and the mold making process. Each piece is individually designed and hand crafted by the artist.
Karen Ehart was raised in a very creative family with diverse skills where craftsmanship was valued and encouraged. She picked up a glass cutter in 1984 and was ruined for any other work. She has experimented with glass continuously, taking workshops and working for major studios while developing her own technique and design style.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Juried Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1997 Buyer's Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, 2002-2009 American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, 2009