Karen Dixon is an independent glass artist and freelance teacher specializing in classes for individuals with disabilities. In addition to her art career, she is the Assistant Director at The Horizons School, a post-secondary private school for young adults with learning difficulties, autism and developmental disorders.
Dixon’s work has been exhibited throughout the southeast at juried gallery and museum exhibitions. She has received numerous awards including the Maury Smith Award at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery art Guild Fine Art Exhibition. Dixon was the founder of Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery & Studio, a fine art glass gallery and kiln-formed glass teaching studio in Birmingham, AL from 2009-2013.
Dixon trained as a research scientist which has been instrumental in her commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. It is this love of experimentation that continues to drive her technical development in kiln-formed glass.