KAREN LAWRENCE

1979 Foundation Year, Epsom College of Art And Design.
1980 - 83 BA (Hons) 1st Class 3D Design, specialising in Jewellery, Metalwork and Glassblowing, Buckinghamshire College Of Design, High Wycombe.
1983 Assistant at Dartington Glassworks, North Devon.
Joined The London Glassblowing Workshop.
1987 Teaching Assistant to Peter Layton and Edward Liebovitz, Universite d´Ete, Sars Poteries, France.
1998 Set up glass workshop.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1983 - 84 Young Blood, Barbican Centre, London, England
New Contemporaries ICA, London, England
1985 Castle Museum, Norfolk, England.
Das Meer im Glas, Monica Trujen Gallery, Bremen, Germany.
1986 Flacons, Kunst im Glas, Munich, Germany.
Verre Nouveau, Galerie D´Amon, Paris, France.
Contemporary British Glass, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1987 Charles de Temple, Piccadilly, London, England.
Contemporary British Glass, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Eire.
Kunst im Glas, Munich, Germany.
British Glass, Galerie de Vier Linden, Asperen, Netherlands.
Strange and Rare, Broadfield House Glass Museum, England.
Strange and Rare, Pilkinton Glass Museum, England.
1988 The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Japan
Glas Galerie, Koln, Germany.
Galerie D´Amon, Paris, France.
Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany.
1989Klute Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
Cecilia Colman Gallery, London, England.
1999Chelsea Craft Fair, London, England
New York International Contemporary Arts represented by Michael Goedhuis.
2000 Contemporary Decorative Arts, Sotheby´s, London, England.
2001 Pâte De Verre, Fusion Gallery, London, England.
White Gallery, Brighton, England.
2002 Splash, Shire Hall Gallery, Staffordshire Museums, Stafford, England.
The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair represented by C & L Burman, London, England.
The Winter Collection, Cowdy Gallery, Newent, Gloucestershire, England.
2004 The British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, England.
2005 The Glass Sellers´ Prize Exhibition, The Glass Art Gallery, London, England.
2006 Wesley-Barrell Craft Award Exhibition, London, Bristol, Manchester, England.
The British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, England.
2007 The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2009 Modern and Contemporary Glass selected by Dan Klein, Bonhams, London, England.
2010 'A Living Space' curated by Kit Kemp, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, England.
2011 'Heavenly Scent', The Glass Art Gallery, London, England.
'A Passion for Glass': A Selection of Works from the Private Collection of Dan Klein and Alan J. Poole, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2012 'Target the Heart' at Contemporary Applied Arts in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation, London, England.
'Gifted' at Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
2013 Pop Up! Edinburgh: 'Grow!' at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.


FEATURED COLLECTIONS

Castle Museum, Norfolk, England.
International Glas Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark.
Musée de Verre, Sars Poteries, France.
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England - Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the Art Fund.
Dan Klein & Alan J. Poole (Private Collection) at The National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.


AWARDS AND PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2001 British Crafts in Japan Finalist- sponsered by the DTI.
2002 The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers´ of London Award 2002 - presented at the Mansion House by the Lord Mayor of London.
2006 Wesley-Barrell Craft Award 2006, Winner.
2008 "Waterscape" Glass Panels, Bereavement Centre, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, England - Commissioned by Guys' and St. Thomas' Charity.

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