Karen Lester is a Contemporary Jewellery Artist graduating with an MA from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2016.
Her work crosses boundaries between Fine Art, Sculpture and Jewellery. Utilising a range of processes, she creates one of a kind sculptural jewellery made from Bone China Porcelain. Each piece is an artistic expression of observations and interactions with her daily environment.
The forms are both bold and simple, whilst exhibiting painterly and tactile qualities.
“I like disguising the identity of the material, providing an element of surprise when the viewer handles my work. It’s through touch and closer inspection that the material shares its identity, encouraging the wearer to examine presumptions surrounding fragility and strength. My practice is quite intuitive, the material and process dictate the final outcome.”