Welcome to Chimera Ceramics and Sculpture!
Welcome! Chimera Ceramics and Sculptures is a multi-faceted practice, as I explore both functional ceramics as well as sculptures. I work primarily with various kinds of clay, but I also use mild steel, stained glass, found objects and mixed media in my work.
Concerned with the natural world, I reflect my impressions of the natural world and sometimes of dream creations like fantastical beasts and monsters. Incorporated in my more functional work is imagery mostly derived from Asian influences, including Zen painting, and Chinese and Japanese aesthetics. Chimeras figure in most of the world's mythologies, often representing the powerful forces of nature, dreams, fears, the wonders of our collective imaginations, and even sometimes, the shape of the unknown.
This web site is as much a portfolio site as it is a way for you to get in touch with me if you see something you would like to have for your own. If what you see is not available, I would be happy to make something similar for you. Since I don't use easily duplicatable processes, each item in unique.
Cheers, Karen McGady
As I thought about how to help make our planet cooler, I realized we can PLANT TREES! So.... I started a fundraiser, to help re-forest the forests in our national parks. I have already donated $100, and now you can donate, too. Each dollar donated is a new tree planted! Here's the link to my fundraiser page: https://50-million.everydayhero.com/us/plant-a-tree-save-the-world
Why don't YOU become an everyday hero, and plant some trees!