Karen's familial roots run deep in Taos County, where family members have farmed for generations. Of Spanish and Indian descent, Karen born in Van Nuys, California returned to northern New Mexico thirty years ago and now lives in Llano San Juan overlooking the Penasco Valley.
Karen specializes in micaceous clay pottery which is indigenous to Taos and Picuris Pueblo. She has worked with Joseph Durand from Picuris for the past fifteen years, learning her firing techniques from him.
Karen was pleased to be one of the artists selected for Open Studio. "I plan to use the training I receive to market my art to a wider customer base than I now have available."