|Karen Dixon of Karen Dixon Kiln-Formed Glass|
Karen Dixon is an award winning glass artist. Her work has been exhibited throughout the south at juried gallery and museum exhibitions. Her most recent award was the Maury Smith Award at the 39th Annual Montgomery Art Guild, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art Exhibition in spring 2011.
Karen is a co-owner of Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery & Studio, LLC located just south of Birmingham in Pelham, AL. The studio offers a fine art glass gallery, architectural commissions and courses in kiln-formed glass.
Karen holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her training as a scientist has been instrumental in her commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. It is this love of experimentation that continues to drive her technical development as a specialist in kiln-formed glass.
"I use lots of pieces and layers in my work. I was very happy to find No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive so parts stay where I place them, and it sets up quickly. I especially like it for creating projects with multiple layers that require specific placement of pieces to give a dimensional effect. It saves time and it fires clean at tack, full and casting temperatures."
In addition to creating her own artwork, Karen also teaches classes and co-runs a glass gallery, Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery and Studio. They offer everything from walk in projects to classes on box and open face castings.
For Karen's personal website, visit www.kdixonglass.com.
For more information on the glass studio, gallery and classes offered, visit www.dixon-ballog.com.