Glass and the beautiful dance that is created when light touches it has always mesmerized Karen Hovis. Hovis began her journey with glass fusing in 2005 in Martin County, Stuart, Florida.


In 2016, retired from the insurance world Hovis now has more TIME TO FUSE and follow her passion. Karen loves working with glass in all forms and is constantly trying new techniques and experimenting with combinations of glass with other minerals and elements. Her goal is always to create unique pieces and be asked “how did you do that?”.


Numerous courses and years of study, trial and error have taken place in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.  Karen has had the pleasure of learning from many well-established glass artists including Randy Wardell and Petra Kaiser. In 2019, Hovis was chosen as an artisan on the Blue Ridge Craft Trails. The Blue Ridge Craft Trails, is an online website to promote craft, craft artists, and cultural tourism in 25 western North Carolina counties.   She is honored to have been chosen for this initiative.   Some of her work has been featured in WNC Magazine July/August 2019 edition.