Karen Singer Tileworks
Producer: Karen Smyles
In her Germantown studio, Karen Singer creates just about everything imaginable or that you could ever want, in tile. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, she set out to be a sculptor, but learned that she wasn’t really a sculptor in the classical sense of the word. She took a tile making class at Community College and fell in love with the medium that was to dominate her work.
Today, you’ll find her in the studio creating the works that cover the walls of everything from hospitals and religious institutions, to schools and theaters. Inspired by, and working with non-profit organizations, she creates murals that are used as motivational tools to encourage donors, and in exchange, donors contributions are acknowledged in an artful way, enjoyed by all.
Friday Arts visits with Karen and studio manager, Sebra Debrecht as they take us through the entire process from the recycling of the clay to the final glazing. Learn how art is being used to inspire a sense of community and to encourage us all to embrace the spirit of giving.
Hannah Dee Interiors
PRODUCER: Karen Smyles
EDITOR: Ryan Roe
Winning nationwide awards for interior design and being featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hannah Dee has been wowing clients with her beautifully unique designs for years. Using color, geometry, antiques and everything in between, Hannah has the experience and expertise to turn any room into an exciting space for family and friends while still saving you money!