As an artist, I enjoy the creative process. I usually have something in mind at the beginning. But when working with clay, there is a point in the process when the clay tells me what it wants to be. Ultimately, I rarely end up with what I thought of at the start.
I began my clay experience in high school, took classes in college, and continued learning about various techniques by taking workshops with other clay artists. All have influenced my work, but none more than Yoshio Taylor — a gifted teacher and an internationally renowned artist.
A few themes repeat themselves in my art. The intimate relationships between humans and pets is depicted in my bench series. The journeys we take throughout life are exemplified in one of my characters named “Ready.” Although no two are alike, each “Ready” stands solo next to a packed bag waiting for life’s next adventure.
I have shown and sold my work during Sacramento Open Studios, Dunnigan Art Shows, Art Fiesta at the Pavilions and local galleries.
Pictures need no words to convey meaning. Nevertheless, I would describe my work as whimsical and gestural. I hope you enjoy making your own interpretations
Gretchen is often invited to share her works at local shows and galleries. Below are some of the recent shows and events Gretchen as appeared at.