Karen Tomfohr Fitzgerald: Clay is my canvas. My passion is
creating art that, quite literally, draws you into the piece. I love to create detail that keeps
you thinking and contemplating why something has been added or left out. I want to provoke thought and
conversation, create a piece you can become a part of, and, perhaps resonate
with the message I'm hoping to convey.
I love watching people's emotions stir and, enjoy a giggle or two over my
Art has allowed me to express my fanciful, capricious and inventive nature. I enjoy the profound and intriguing
message of sociological satire and I thrive on originality and creativity.
I've studied under
Yoshio Taylor, one of Sacramento
Valley's foremost artists in the field of ceramics. For the fourth
year in a row my work has been honored in a local juried art show, in West
Sacramento, judged by representatives of the
Crocker Art Museum.
My work has received first and second
prize awards in Juried Exhibitions. I won the Peoples Choice Award with nearly 300 voting at a
one-night-only show in Sacramento.
Most recently, I was
a featured artist in the 35th annual
art exhibition at Cal Poly Pomona,
Ink & Clay