Karen Koblitz

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Karen is an internationally recognized artist and educator whose vibrant ceramic and mixed media works can be found in collections worldwide. She creates pieces for public and private commissions and is currently Head of Ceramics in the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts.

Italian Lunette Series, 1990-1995

Inspired by the ceramic vignettes made popular by the Della Robbia Family during the Italian Renaissance, my lunette series uses the imagery of the still life rather than the religious themes found in the Della Robbia repertoire. I found the lunette very engaging as it has allowed me to explore the juxtaposition of a variety of forms and their surface patterning within an architectural format.

Orvieto Red Rooster Lunette is in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery.