Tim and Karen Bullard


Tim Bullard has been an artist/potter/sculptor and teacher in the northeast Florida arts community for over 45 years. He has developed his unique and diverse styles in clay through studies locally and regionally . Mentored and inspired by local pottery legends Charlie Brown (one of the first Raku artist in the US) and Lee Shank (master potter and inventor) helped Tim develop his own techniques and designs. These include Horsehair Raku, illustrated porcelain, sgraffito (carved slips), tortured surface (intricately textured sculptures and vessels). He opened his first pottery studio/gallery in Jacksonville’s historic 5 points and began teaching art at private schools and workshop grant programs. Most recent the Jacksonville International Airport displayed his body of work.

Karen Bullard has been an artist who retired from being a flight attendant after 34 years. Always creating, always finding inspiration in the jewelry worn by Frida Kahlo and the artistic philosophies of Wassily Kandinsky and from her travels in the color-rich small towns of Mexico. Karen’s early works were collaborative acrylic designs on cloth. The pillowcases on display are a sample of her early fabric designs with The Sistersoul series with local San Antonio artist Carol Cisneros. Her work has been shown at various galleries in and around Texas as well as Florida. In recent years, Karen has been using Raku clay techniques to make sculptured elements and beads to create her strikingly one of a kind necklaces in combination with collected objects. Bringing these two great artists work to an incredibly unique crossroads.

The Artist's Style

This is a sampling of art by this artist. Actual pieces may or may not be available at Art Box at this time. Please stop by the gallery to view the currently available pieces at Art Box 137.