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karen amundsen

Karen Amundsen is an accomplished potter who creates one-of-a-kind, wheel thrown pottery with original glazes. Her pieces include dinner ware, bake ware, serving sets, flower pots, yard art, home accessories, and more.

Karen began her foray into crafts as a child with many projects in plastic canvas and cross-stitch. In high school, she worked part-time in a fabric store. While employed there, she learned to sew, including prom dresses, numerous baby blankets, and home accessories. She also enjoyed drafting and architecture. Hence, she continued her education at Drexel University earning a bachelor of science in interior design. After graduation, her love of children drove her to earn a masters and doctorate degree in education and become a teacher. For a while, children's crafts kept her love of art alive. Then, she took some pottery classes and never stopped throwing, eventually installing a studio in her detached garage. Making more pieces than she could give away, she began selling her creations for the pleasure of making more. Her creations can be found in homes throughout America, Canada and even Japan.

Profile Summary:
Potter Somerville, NJ
teacher Somerville, NJ
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Work Experience:
Teacher of Sixth Grade Math
Master and Doctor of Education from Rutgers University
Bachelor of Interior Design from Drexel University
Organizations / Affilations:
ETSY - check it out!
karen amundsen is located in Somerville, NJ and has the following skills: Potter, teacher
Training, Art / Creative, Education
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Category: Art / Creative
I create one-of-a-kind, wheel thrown pottery with original glazes. Custom orders always available!
Relevant Education / Credentials
Trained by accomplished potter of 30 years. Bachelor degree in interior design.
Years Experience: 8


Category: Training
Learn the techniques for wheel-thrown pottery. Basic forms include cylinders, plates and bowls. Individuals will learn advanced forms as their skills improve. These include jars, teapots, chalices, etc.

Classes are held once a week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:30. Cost for 8 classes is $250 which includes instruction, throwing, glazing and firing.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Masters and doctoral degree in education.
Years Experience: 15