Karel Murphy’s smaller fused glass artwork can be found in Ocean Beaches Gallery, and are unique, one-of-a-kind, and made to be used. Karel creates each piece by using a variety of techniques that layer small pieces of glass into designs that are colorful and sometimes textural. Once designed, the glass is placed in a glass kiln and fired multiple times to create its final form. The end results are small, functional, and decorative glass bowls, soap dishes, spoon rests, and Cracker Rackers. She also designs mosaic and glass jewelry, as well as larger glass and mosaic artwork.Karel Murphy lives in the forested hills of the Coast Range outside of Philomath, Oregon, where she has her studio, Karel Murphy Designs. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Glass Guild and the Fire and Light Glass Guild of Corvallis.