Funerary Urn - Grey Pod Iris
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Celebrate the life of your loved ones in an elegant funerary urn by Karen Burk.
Handcrafted and fired in her studio in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, this urn is made of 100% porcelain, with a hand painted underglaze decoration.
It measures 9.5 in. tall x 6 in. in diameter , and has the capacity for 115 lbs.
This is a unique, one of a kind urn. If there is a combination of colour, style, and pattern that you prefer, please contact us and we’ll be happy to accommodate!
About the artist
Karen Burk was the Head of the Ceramics Department at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design from 1983 to 2016. As an educator, she encouraged generations of students to search for self-truth and express their own personal aesthetic through their art-making practice. She has lectured and given workshops on ceramic technique, as well as on the creative process in colleges and universities across Canada and has been artist-in-residence in ceramics centres in Alberta and Vallauris, France.
Karen is an active member of the Fredericton arts community, supporting the work of other artists as a jury member for the New Brunswick Craft Council, the Nova Scotia Potters Association and the New Brunswick Arts Board.
In 2004, she was nominated for the Strathbutler Award. In 2008, she received an “A” grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board for senior artists who have made a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to their discipline. In 2009, she was the recipient of a Canada Council Travel Grant.
Karen Burk’s works can be found in public and private collections in North America, France and China. In 2007, one of her porcelain vessels was presented by the Premier of New Brunswick to the Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean. In February 2015, Karen attended a reception with HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during the grand reopening of Canada House in London , England, where her work is on permanent display, as part of the collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Also in 2015, Karen’s work was purchased as a gift for Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Gordon Campbell.