Karen Gayle Tinney

Karen Gayle Tinney

Karen Gayle Tinney is an artist and designer whose work consists of pieces that combine ceramic and fiber, drawing inspiration from the interplay of the materials. Within her work, the two materials never live alone, relying on each other for structure and completeness. The fiber components are incorporated where the ceramics leave off; completing the shape or acting as the physical connection between incomplete parts. 

Each piece is meticulously crafted by the artist in her studio; some pieces taking months to fully complete.

Karen studied product design at Parsons School of Design and worked professionally as a home decor designer for seven years before pursuing her own work full time, establishing the business in Philadelphia in 2016.

After Philadelphia, Karen moved her studio to Southern California for a few years before relocating to Vermont in 2021. She currently works out of her home studio in the Okemo Valley.

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