Making art has always been my passion, it just took some time to figure it out. Growing up in South Dakota provided limited exposure to art and artists and I never took an art class during my youth.
It has taken a lifetime for me to discover who I am and learn to embrace my interests, obsessions and creativity. At the beginning of my career as an artist, I worked as a studio jeweler with the goal being to earn a living. To me this meant pleasing my customers. As such, I created a signature line of jewelry which was sold in galleries throughout the United States and I was able to earn a reasonable income.
In recent years, I have developed and tolerated a wild, crazy spectrum of ideas. I love working in all kinds of media and on any given day you can find me in the studio creating. Mosaic art, sculpture, books and masks arts are my current interests. And then…... I always end up back at my jewelry bench with new ideas for jewelry designs and obsess on creating them.
Karen J Lauseng is an accomplished artist residing in Silver City, New Mexico. Her designs and tutorials have been published in numerous Lark Crafts publications as well as Metalsmith, Art Jewelry, Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, Rock and Gem, Art Doll Quarterly, The Craft's Report and Creative Home Arts magazines.
Karen's jewelry has been sold through galleries in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Silver City, New Mexico, as well as outlets in Kansas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Currently it is sold through her etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/KJArtworks
Karen loves to share her knowledge with others. She received her BFA and MFA degrees from Kansas State University and has taught a variety of college and community art courses.
Where to Buy
Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.