Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists is a professional organization that supports

ceramic artists who identify as women in Minnesota. MNWCA provides its members opportunities for exhibiting, networking and mentoring throughout their ceramic careers. MNWCA furthers the creative and professional development of its members.


Karen Flynn


Member profile details

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Art Involvement and Photos

Art Involvement
  • Artist
  • Educator
Photo of Member
Photo of Artwork 1
Photo of Artwork 2

Artist Info

Artist Bio
I have a degree in design from the U of M, but did not like the ceramics class I took there (too much throwing). Fast forward 35 years and I started working at Red Wing Pottery as a graphic designer. I took a couple classes there, watched the potters working, and asked a lot of questions. Soon I was taking clay home to play with and made little gnomes and homes for them. After a few months I started teaching the "Enchanted Garden" clay class. I joined the Crossings Clay Studio in Zumbrota (where I live) and starting branching out into functional pottery and sculpture, all handbuilt. I am semi-retired now, and enjoying the time to pursue my interest in ceramics.
Clay used
  • Stoneware
  • Porcelain
Type of work
  • Functional
  • Sculptural
Firing range/type
  • Electric, mid-range
  • Slab
  • Coil
  • Pinching
  • Handbuilding
  • Press molded
Additional techniques
  • Carving
  • Sgraffito
  • Underglazes
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