About Karen

portait of Karen

I am an artist, educator, gardener and fermenter whose interests are rooted in transforming earth based raw materials and plants into things that are beautiful, tasty and useful. I founded Karen's Botanicals Natural Skin and Body Care Products and I am co-owner of Nu-Art Graphics-Industrial Screen Printing and Die Cutting, located in West Chester, PA. I live in Berks County PA with my husband Terry.

You can read my articles on Fermentation from the Reading Eagle Newspaper. The articles continue now on my blog.

Here is a podcast interview from November, 2020. It is part of an exhibit at Studio B in Boyertown, PA. The exhibit is entitled Still Roaring 2020, and celebrates women's right to vote.

Here is a video with live interview and footage of the work in the exhibition.
It begins at 9 minutes, 35 seconds in.

Today: Art, Botanicals, and Fermentation

Today, I make and sell stoneware pottery and teach classes in all kinds of fermentation and herbal lotion and potion making. I study and learn constantly and almost every day can be found working in the studio or garden, trying a new kind of fermentation or pottery technique, collecting wild plants, or designing new classes. It really doesn't matter that much what I make, as long as it starts with raw materials.While my activities and interests are diverse, they are all deeply connected. I love sharing my passions with others; join me for some of my Upcoming Classes.


Palcho's Products Classes - Fall Vegetable Fermentation _onion, tomatoes, beets

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kpalcho@gmail.com | (610) 389-8316 | Fleetwood, PA
Serving the greater Philadelphia and Reading, PA regions

All photos courtesy of Karen

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