Karen Burk

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LONG NARROW PLATTER, LEAVES, BERRIES ON GREY
LONG NARROW PLATTER, LEAVES, BERRIES ON GREY
ROUND PLATTER - YELLOW LILY
ROUND PLATTER - YELLOW LILY
LONG NARROW PLATTER, IRIS ON TURQUOISE
LONG NARROW PLATTER, IRIS ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - CHERRY ON GREEN GREY
BOWL - CHERRY ON GREEN GREY
COVERED SERVING BOWL (SMALL), ORCHIDS ON YELLOW
COVERED SERVING BOWL (SMALL), ORCHIDS ON YELLOW
GREY HAND BUILT VASE WITH BRANCH
GREY HAND BUILT VASE WITH BRANCH
BOWL - MAGNOLIA ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - MAGNOLIA ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - WHITE ROSES ON YELLOW
BOWL - WHITE ROSES ON YELLOW
BOWL - ORCHIDS ON GREY GREEN
BOWL - ORCHIDS ON GREY GREEN
MUGS
MUGS
YELLOW HAND BUILT VASE WITH CHERRY
YELLOW HAND BUILT VASE WITH CHERRY
BOWL - ORCHIDS ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - ORCHIDS ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE (view2)
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE (view2)
COVERED SERVING BOWL (SMALL), PLUM ON YELLOW
COVERED SERVING BOWL (SMALL), PLUM ON YELLOW
ROUND PLATTER - PLUM ON TURQUOISE
ROUND PLATTER - PLUM ON TURQUOISE
YELLOW HAND BUILT VASE WITH MAGNOLIAS
YELLOW HAND BUILT VASE WITH MAGNOLIAS
BOWL - GREEN MADAGASCAR
BOWL - GREEN MADAGASCAR
MEDIUM COVERED SERVING DISH
MEDIUM COVERED SERVING DISH
BOWL - YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOM
BOWL - YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOM
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - YELLOW WITH LILIES
BOWL - YELLOW WITH LILIES
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH IRIS
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH IRIS
BOWL - GREEN WITH WHITE LILIES
BOWL - GREEN WITH WHITE LILIES
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH ORCHIDS
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH ORCHIDS
BOWL - LILIES WITH PATTERN
BOWL - LILIES WITH PATTERN
BOWL - CREAM WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS
BOWL - CREAM WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS
BOWL - CHERRY BLOSSOMS WITH TRELLIS
BOWL - CHERRY BLOSSOMS WITH TRELLIS
BOWL - MADAGASCAR BRANCH
BOWL - MADAGASCAR BRANCH
VASE - YELLOW BRANCH
VASE - YELLOW BRANCH
PLATTER  - GREY WITH CAMELLIAS
PLATTER - GREY WITH CAMELLIAS
PLATTER  - WHITE WITH BLACK LEAVES
PLATTER - WHITE WITH BLACK LEAVES
VASE - GREY BERRIES
VASE - GREY BERRIES
PLATTER - RECTANGULAR WITH BLACK BERRIES
PLATTER - RECTANGULAR WITH BLACK BERRIES
COVERED SERVING BOWL (MEDIUM)
COVERED SERVING BOWL (MEDIUM)
BOWL - CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN SNOW
BOWL - CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN SNOW
BOWL - CREAM WITH LILIES
BOWL - CREAM WITH LILIES
PLATTER - CREAM WITH FISH
PLATTER - CREAM WITH FISH
BOWL - GREY ROSEHIPS
BOWL - GREY ROSEHIPS
PLATTER - CREAM WITH LILIES
PLATTER - CREAM WITH LILIES
VASE - MADAGASCAR BRANCH
VASE - MADAGASCAR BRANCH
PLATTER  - CREAM WITH FISH
PLATTER - CREAM WITH FISH
BOWL - GREY LILIES
BOWL - GREY LILIES
FISH WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS ON TURQUOISE
FISH WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS
FLARED BOWL (YELLOW WITH GREEN)
FLARED BOWL (YELLOW WITH GREEN)
CHERRY BLOSSOMS BOWL
CHERRY BLOSSOMS BOWL
BOWL - GREEN WITH LILIES
BOWL - GREEN WITH LILIES
BOWL - GREEN WITH ORCHIDS
BOWL - GREEN WITH ORCHIDS
OVAL PLATTER - GREEN WITH LILIES
OVAL PLATTER - GREEN WITH LILIES
OVAL PLATTER, GREEN AVOCADO WITH LILIES
OVAL PLATTER, GREEN AVOCADO WITH LILIES
VINTAGE PLATE
VINTAGE PLATE

ARTIST PROFILE

Karen Burk was the Head of the Ceramics Department at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design from 1983 to 2016. As an educator, she encouraged generations of students to search for self-truth and express their own personal aesthetic through their art-making practice. She has lectured and given workshops on ceramic technique, as well as on the creative process in colleges and universities across Canada and has been artist-in-residence in ceramics centres in Alberta and Vallauris, France.

She is an exceptional ambassador for her craft. In 1999, she visited China as part of a delegation of artists in an East-West Cultural Exchange for the first Yixing Pottery Conference in Yixing, China. In 2003, she was artist-in-residence at the Medalta International Residency Program in Medicine Hat, Alberta. In 2007, she participated in the Canadian Clay Ceramic Symposium with a demonstration, slide lecture and panel discussion. Most recently, Karen was invited to participate in an international artist-in-residence program by A.I.R. Vallauris in Vallauris, France.

Karen is an active member of the Fredericton arts community, supporting the work of other artists as a jury member for the New Brunswick Craft Council, the Nova Scotia Potters Association and the New Brunswick Arts Board.

In 2009, she was the recipient of a Canada Council Travel Grant. In 2008, she received an “A” grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board for senior artists who have made a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to their discipline. In 2004, she was nominated for the Strathbutler Award.

Karen Burk’s works can be found in public and private collections in North America, France and China. In 2007, one of her porcelain vessels was presented by the Premier of New Brunswick to the Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean. In February 2015, Karen attended a reception with HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during the grand reopening of Canada House in London , England, where her work is on permanent display, as part of the collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Also in 2015, Karen’s work was purchased as a gift for Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Gordon Campbell.