Karen Burk

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TURQUOISE PLATTER WITH IRISES
TURQUOISE PLATTER WITH IRISES
TURQUOISE BOWL WITH BUDS
TURQUOISE BOWL WITH BUDS
TALL OVAL VASE WITH CREAM ORCHIDS
TALL OVAL VASE WITH CREAM ORCHIDS
LARGE OVAL VASE WITH WHITE WAVES
LARGE OVAL VASE WITH WHITE WAVES
LARGE OVAL VASE WITH WHITE (VIEW 2)
LARGE OVAL VASE WITH WHITE (VIEW 2)
BOWL GREY WITH ROSES (VIEW 2)
BOWL GREY WITH ROSES (VIEW 2)
BOWL GREY WITH ROSES
BOWL GREY WITH ROSES
BOWL YELLOW LEAF AND BERRIES (VIEW 2)
BOWL YELLOW LEAF AND BERRIES (VIEW 2)
LEAF AND BERRIES (CLOSE UP)
LEAF AND BERRIES (CLOSE UP)
BOWL YELLOW LEAF AND BERRIES
BOWL YELLOW LEAF AND BERRIES
TURQUOISE BOWL WITH MAGNOLIAS
TURQUOISE BOWL WITH MAGNOLIAS
YELLOW PLATTER CHERRY BLOSSOMS
YELLOW PLATTER CHERRY BLOSSOMS
TALL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH ORCHIDS
TALL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH ORCHIDS
TALL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH ORCHIDS (side view)
TALL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH ORCHIDS (side view)
TALL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH ORCHIDS (view 3)
TALL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH ORCHIDS (view 3)
LARGE OVAL BOWL - BLUE WITH MAGNOLIAS
LARGE OVAL BOWL - BLUE WITH MAGNOLIAS
LARGE OVAL BOWL - BLUE WITH MAGNOLIAS (SIDE VIEW)
LARGE OVAL BOWL - BLUE WITH MAGNOLIAS (SIDE VIEW)
LARGE BOWL - GREY WITH CHERRY
LARGE BOWL - GREY WITH CHERRY
LARGE OVAL BOWL - GREEN WITH ORCHID
LARGE OVAL BOWL - GREEN WITH ORCHID
LARGE OVAL BOWL - GREEN WITH ORCHID (SIDE VIEW)
LARGE OVAL BOWL - GREEN WITH ORCHID (SIDE VIEW)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH LILIES
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH LILIES
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH LILIES (side view)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH LILIES (side view)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH LILIES (view 3)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - YELLOW WITH LILIES (view 3)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - TURQUOISE WITH EUCALYPTUS
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - TURQUOISE WITH EUCALYPTUS
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - TURQUOISE WITH EUCALYPTUS (back view)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - TURQUOISE WITH EUCALYPTUS (back view)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - TURQUOISE WITH EUCALYPTUS (view 3)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - TURQUOISE WITH EUCALYPTUS (view 3)
LONG NARROW PLATTER - LEAVES, BERRIES ON GREY
LONG NARROW PLATTER - LEAVES, BERRIES ON GREY
SMALL BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH CHERRY
SMALL BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH CHERRY
WIDE OVAL PLATTER - YELLOW WITH ORCHID
WIDE OVAL PLATTER - YELLOW WITH ORCHID
MEDIUM BOWL - BLUE WITH LILIES
MEDIUM BOWL - BLUE WITH LILIES
MEDIUM BOWL - BLUE WITH LILIES (side view)
MEDIUM BOWL - BLUE WITH LILIES (side view)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - TURQUOISE WITH EUCALYPTUS (side view)
WIDE OVAL HANDBUILT VASE - TURQUOISE WITH EUCALYPTUS (side view)
SMALL BOWL - YELLOW WITH LEAVES
SMALL BOWL - YELLOW WITH LEAVES
MEDIUM OVAL PLATTER - CAMELLIAS ON GREY
MEDIUM OVAL PLATTER - CAMELLIAS ON GREY
SMALL BOWL - YELLOW WITH FRUIT
SMALL BOWL - YELLOW WITH FRUIT
SMALL VASE - YELLOW HYDRANGEA
SMALL VASE - YELLOW HYDRANGEA
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH GINKGO LEAVES
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH GINKGO LEAVES
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH EUCALYPTUS (side view)
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH EUCALYPTUS (side view)
SMALL BOWL - BLUE ROSEHIPS
SMALL BOWL - BLUE ROSEHIPS
SMALL BOWL - YELLOW ROSE
SMALL BOWL - YELLOW ROSE
WINE CUPS
WINE CUPS
OVAL PLATTER- WHITE MAGNOLIA ON YELLOW
OVAL PLATTER- WHITE MAGNOLIA ON YELLOW
ROUND PLATTER - YELLOW LILY
ROUND PLATTER - YELLOW LILY
COVERED SERVING BOWL (SMALL), ORCHIDS ON YELLOW
COVERED SERVING BOWL (SMALL), ORCHIDS ON YELLOW
YELLOW FLORAL PLATTER
YELLOW FLORAL PLATTER
LATTE CUP AND SAUCER SET - MAGNOLIA
LATTE CUP AND SAUCER SET - MAGNOLIA
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH IRISES
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH IRISES
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH IRISES (side view)
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH IRISES (side view)
MUGS
MUGS
LATTE CUP AND SAUCER SET - TRELLIS
LATTE CUP AND SAUCER SET - TRELLIS
YELLOW HAND BUILT VASE WITH CHERRY
YELLOW HAND BUILT VASE WITH CHERRY
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE (view 2)
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE (view 2)
OBLONG PLATTER - YELLOW WITH WHITE LILIES AND GREEN LEAVES
OBLONG PLATTER - YELLOW WITH WHITE LILIES AND GREEN LEAVES
LARGE BOWL  - YELLOW WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS
LARGE BOWL - YELLOW WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS
COVERED SERVING BOWL (MEDIUM)
COVERED SERVING BOWL (MEDIUM)
LARGE BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH LEAF
LARGE BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH LEAF
PLATTER - CREAM WITH FISH
PLATTER - CREAM WITH FISH
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH LILIES
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH LILIES
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH LILIES (side view)
MEDIUM BOWL - YELLOW WITH LILIES (side view)
WHITE WITH GREY SILK CORD FUNERARY URN
WHITE WITH GREY SILK CORD FUNERARY URN
GREY CHERRY BLOSSOMS FUNERARY URN
GREY CHERRY BLOSSOMS FUNERARY URN
GREY WITH GREY LEATHER CORD FUNERARY URN
GREY WITH GREY LEATHER CORD FUNERARY URN
YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOMS FUNERARY URN
YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOMS FUNERARY URN
GREY MAGNOLIAS FUNERARY URN
GREY MAGNOLIAS FUNERARY URN
GREEN WITH YELLOW BERRIES POD FUNERARY URN
GREEN WITH YELLOW BERRIES POD FUNERARY URN
GREY IRISES POD FUNERARY URN
GREY IRISES POD FUNERARY URN
CREAM LILIES POD FUNERARY URN
CREAM LILIES POD FUNERARY URN
GREY CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD FUNERARY URN
GREY CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD FUNERARY URN
TURQUOISE ROSEHIPS POD FUNERARY URN
TURQUOISE ROSEHIPS POD FUNERARY URN
YELLOW WITH RED BERRIES POD FUNERARY URN
YELLOW WITH RED BERRIES POD FUNERARY URN
GREY ROSEHIP POD FUNERARY URN
GREY ROSEHIP POD FUNERARY URN
CREAM ROSEHIP POD FUNERARY URN
CREAM ROSEHIP POD FUNERARY URN
TURQUOISE CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD FUNERARY URN
TURQUOISE CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD FUNERARY URN

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.