Curling Vases

Hand thrown porcelain.h25cmxw20cm


Rippled Vase

Hand Thrown Porcelain. h26cmxw16cm


Unfolding dish

Hand thrown porcelain.11cmx31cmx37cm



porcelain, 45cm x 10cm



porcelain, 49cm x 10 cm



porcelain, 40cm x 35cm x 14cm


Karen Morgan

Karen Morgan creates elegant tableware and decorative vessels in porcelain clay. Her pieces are individually hand thrown and then altered while still in a plastic state, to create a range of unique organic forms. Morgan is drawn to porcelain for its strength and its beautiful white body, which enhances the marks of a maker’s hand and enriches any colours applied.

Morgan’s pieces are mostly functional, achieving a balance between fine sculptural contours and the rigours of everyday use. Her recent work is inspired by the art of origami, playing with folds and lines, bending the light and casting shadows to create miniature architectural forms. Morgan is fascinated at the way a small indent or fold can transform a flat canvas, charging it with energy, movement and tension.

Morgan studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design, finishing in 1996, and went on to complete the Crafts Council of Ireland Ceramic Skills & Design Course in 2000, and later in 2006. She launched her own studio and gallery in December 2010.

Selected Awards

Mill Cove Gallery Purchase Award, Ceramics Ireland
RDS National Crafts Competition, Winner of Ceramics Functional Category
           Ceramics Ireland Award of Excellence, RDS National Crafts Competition
National Craft Gallery of Ireland, Purchase Award
Habitat and House and Home Student Designer of the Year
Irish Student Designer of the Year, RDS Interior Design Show
Peter Brennan Pioneering Ceramics Award
Feile Clai Travel Bursary


Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

Portfolio & Vue, RHA Dublin
           Made in Kilkenny, “Words in the Making” Bultler House, Kikenny
Bloom, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Showcase, RDS, Dublin
A Makers Journey, Made in Kilkenny, Butler House, Kilkenny
Tramshed, London Design Week
Portfolio, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Handmade in Britain, Conran Store, London, UK
European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark
Irish Craft Portfolio, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Focus On Ceramics, Glucksman, UCC, Cork, SCA Gallery, Shropshire, UK
Made in Kilkenny, Butler House, Kilkenny
           Maiden Bridge Arts Center, Lancaster, UK
Future Makers, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Ceramic Art London, The Royal Collage of Art, London, UK
Breaking Out, National Craft Gallery, Kilkennyy
Gifted, Wexford Art Centre, Wexford
Ceramics at the Hallward, Hallward Gallery, Dublin
Ceramics Ireland, Plan Expo, RDS, Dublin
Ceramics Ireland, Dalky Castle, Dublin
Ceramics Ireland, Argillan Castle, Dublin
Ceramic Art London, The Royal Collage of Art, London, UK
RDS, National Crafts Competition, Travelling Winners Exhibition, Mullingar Arts Centre, Mullingar, Craft Granary, Cahir, Space Craft, Belfast
Emerging Makers Exhibition, Feile Clai, Aberystwyth Arts Center, Wales
Ceramics Ireland, Plan Expo RDS, Dublin
Ceramics Ireland, Dalky Castle and Heritage Centre, Dublin
Emerging Makers Exhibition, Feile Clai, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny


Gallery Representation

Leech Pottery, St. Ives, UK
Catherine Hammond Gallery, West Cork
Ardmore Gallery, Co.Waterford
Gourmet Pots, Schull, Co.Cork
Cill Riaiaig Art Center, Ballingskelligs, Co.Kerry
Irish Craft Collective, Arnotts, Dublin

Contact Details:

Karen Morgan
Market St

T. +353 (0)86 166 3691
E. Karenmorganporcelain@gmail.com