"[Karen] was a towering figure of the postwar studio pottery movement, pioneering salt-glazing in the 1960s and wood-firing in the 1980s. Her work opened undreamed of possibilities of expression for the handmade pot. For the many potters who knew her, she was a mentor whose work embodied the creative power and singular voice to which we all aspire—her life in complete harmony with her creative vision." --Mark Shapiro (blog.nceca.net)
Karen Karnes (1925 - 2016) was a major icon in American craft, she wrote and was the subject of numerous articles in Studio Potter, many of which are now available to the public.