Karen Collis / Shuck Dolls by KarenBorn and raised in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina, I have 200 years of mountain heritage teeming...
Media: WoodI call my work Ordinary Furniture attempting to convey the humor and impulsiveness necessary for innovative design while acknowledging that no task in human history is more common than cutting wood.
After working as a carpenter and cabinetmaker during my college years, I set up my first wood shop in 1989 in Raleigh NC, called it Ordinary Furniture, and began making and selling furniture. My solo shop has been in Polk County NC since 1992. I sell my work through galleries, art and craft shows, and my shop.