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Karen Donleavy - Animal Pottery

Karen Donleavy Pottery

Born in London, raised on the Isle of Man, Karen lived in Ireland

before traveling to Los Angeles in 1979 to produce her whimsical,

highly decorative animal designs in high-fired porcelain. She studied

with world-renowned potters David Leach, Michael Cassson, and

Walter Keeiler in England,and she tried working in other media...

etchings and drawings...but she always returned to her first love,

ceramics, to express her fondness for animals. Diverse personalities

such as Julie Andrews, Lauren Bacall, Luciano Pavarotti, Anthony

Perkins, Tracey Ullman, E. L. Doctorow, and Robert are collectors

of Karen's pieces. Her charming animals can be found in distinctive

stores and galleries from coast to coast. Her work was an instant

sell-out at the Anna Mei Chadwick Gallery in London, in which her

pottery was presented in a joint exhibition with the drawings of her

father....noted Irish author and playwright J.P. Donleavy.

In 1998 Karen moved her studio to Idaho.


Salado Square ~ P.O. Box 1207 ~ Salado, Texas 76571