Karen Good is a founding member of Paonia Clayworks where she has taught hand-building and sculptural techniques, wheel-thrown work, glazing, and firing. Karen holds an MA in Holistic Education from Antioch University/Seattle. She taught for 24 years in public, private and charter schools, including running her own one-room K-8 school for 8 years in Washington State. Her last seven years she served as Art Department Chair at the Orme School of Arizona, teaching ceramics, sculpture, drawing printmaking, and directing the annual Orme Fine Arts Festival.
Karen was also a founder of Elsewhere Studios, an artist residency program in Paonia where she served as Executive Director from 2010 to 2018. During that time the program hosted over 200 visual artists, writers, composers, and performance artists from 14 countries and 30 states.
Karen has always enjoyed working with her hands creating things- from pots to drawings to building houses. Her particular love is Raku because she loves the process - being midwife to the birth of the pots through the firing process – and the richness of the glazes.