Karen Burk

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WHITE WITH GREY SILK CORD URN
WHITE WITH GREY SILK CORD URN
TURQUOISE WITH RED BERRIES URN
TURQUOISE WITH RED BERRIES URN
TURQUOISE WITH RED BERRIES URN - BACK VIEW
TURQUOISE WITH RED BERRIES URN - BACK VIEW
GREY CHERRY BLOSSOMS URN
GREY CHERRY BLOSSOMS URN
YELLOW ROSES URN
YELLOW ROSES URN
TURQUOISE CHERRY BLOSSOMS URN
TURQUOISE CHERRY BLOSSOMS URN
YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOMS URN
YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOMS URN
GREEN WITH YELLOW BERRIES URN
GREEN WITH YELLOW BERRIES URN
CREAM ROSES URN
CREAM ROSES URN
CREAM ROSES URN - SIDE VIEW
CREAM ROSES URN - SIDE VIEW
GREY MAGNOLIAS (DOME LID) URN
GREY MAGNOLIAS (DOME LID) URN
GREY MAGNOLIAS (DOME LID) URN - SIDE VIEW
GREY MAGNOLIAS (DOME LID) URN - SIDE VIEW
GREY WITH GREY LEATHER CORD URN
GREY WITH GREY LEATHER CORD URN
CREAM PATTERN URN
CREAM PATTERN URN
YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOMS URN
YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOMS URN
WHITE ROSEHIPS URN
WHITE ROSEHIPS URN
GREY MAGNOLIAS URN
GREY MAGNOLIAS URN
YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD URN
YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD URN
YELLOW SMALL POD URN
YELLOW SMALL POD URN
GREEN WITH YELLOW BERRIES POD URN
GREEN WITH YELLOW BERRIES POD URN
YELLOW WITH RED BERRIES POD URN
YELLOW WITH RED BERRIES POD URN
GREY IRISES POD URN
GREY IRISES POD URN
CREAM LILIES POD URN
CREAM LILIES POD URN
TURQUOISE ORCHIDS POD URN
TURQUOISE ORCHIDS POD URN
SMALL WHITE POD URN
SMALL WHITE POD URN
GREY CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD URN
GREY CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD URN
TURQUOISE ROSEHIPS POD URN
TURQUOISE ROSEHIPS POD URN
WHITE POD URN
WHITE POD URN
YELLOW WITH RED BERRIES POD URN
YELLOW WITH RED BERRIES POD URN
GREY ROSEHIP POD URN
GREY ROSEHIP POD URN
TURQUOISE CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD URN
TURQUOISE CHERRY BLOSSOMS POD URN
OVAL PLATTER- WHITE MAGNOLIA ON YELLOW
OVAL PLATTER- WHITE MAGNOLIA ON YELLOW
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 - PLUM ON TURQUOISE (view2)
BOWL - PLUM ON TURQUOISE (view2)
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
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 ORCHIDS
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH ORCHIDS
BOWL - LILIES WITH PATTERN
BOWL - LILIES WITH PATTERN
BOWL - CHERRY BLOSSOMS WITH TRELLIS
BOWL - CHERRY BLOSSOMS WITH TRELLIS
PLATTER  - GREY WITH CAMELLIAS
PLATTER - GREY WITH CAMELLIAS
PLATTER  - WHITE WITH BLACK LEAVES
PLATTER - WHITE WITH BLACK LEAVES
VASE - GREY BERRIES
VASE - GREY BERRIES
COVERED SERVING BOWL (MEDIUM)
COVERED SERVING BOWL (MEDIUM)
BOWL - CREAM WITH LILIES
BOWL - CREAM WITH LILIES
PLATTER - CREAM WITH FISH
PLATTER - CREAM WITH FISH
FISH WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS ON TURQUOISE
FISH WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS ON TURQUOISE
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS
BOWL - TURQUOISE WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS
CHERRY BLOSSOMS BOWL
CHERRY BLOSSOMS BOWL
CREAM ROSEHIP POD URN
CREAM ROSEHIP POD URN
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.