Karen Bolton is currently adjunct professor of art at Austin Community College in Austin Texas. She teaches ceramics and design. She holds a BFA from Northern Arizona Univeristy and an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Her current work focuses on architectural elements for private settings. This includes fireplace surrounds, architectural garden design, and home accent features.​

Her wall sculpture "Mandala" is on display at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (covered in a recent portrait in Austin Fusion Magazine).

Karen lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, two daughters, and cat.