Gail Jamieson


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Art has been a central focus in my life; I can’t imagine my life without it. Since I was in sixth grade I knew that I wanted to teach and create art. I have been fortunate to be able to follow those dreams. I have taught all level of art over the 50+ years of my career.

In the late eighties I became interested in Computer art and design. Before getting involved with computer art, I worked mainly as a designer, weaver and serigrapher. My weavings and prints have won numerous awards and have been exhibited throughout the United States and Mexico. I work both two and three-dimensionally.

My work has gone through changes over the years but it has always focused on design. I have worked with many different mediums.

In 2000, I took a Glass Fusing class and found it to be a fun challenge both technically and design wise. I have since taken workshops in Cave Creek, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Eugene, OR; Las Vegas, NV, Corning Glass Museum, Corning NY, and San Miguel de Allende, Mex. In these various workshops I have learned many different contemporary and ancient glass techniques,

I feel that as an artist/craftswoman, my work is designed and crafted to be an aesthetic experience whether it is a functional or a non-functional piece. Working in glass I use either translucent, opalescent, or iridized glass. For added color and interest in the piece, I sometimes include dichroic glass. This, of course, depends on the method used to produce the piece, as some techniques may not be enhanced by the use of dichroic glass. I strive to have each piece be unique; no two pieces are the same. Each piece is a work of art no matter what the size of it is. Because of the nature of the glass, color is one of the strongest components evident in my work.
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