Gail Erickson is a ceramic artist, sculptor, and instructor. Artist in Residence at UB Kinsey School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, from 2005-2007. Presently Ms. Erickson teaches ceramic classes as well as creating art in her home studio. She is currently a member of Wellington Art Society, and Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches.
She was the recipient of the Passion for the Arts Award and Three-Dimensional Design at the Palm Beach Community College Eissey Campus Gallery in 2005, as
Well as an award from The Lighthouse Art Center 2010, A Unique Art Gallery in 2011, and Fine Art At West Best Studio Gallery in 2012. Publications include The Palm Beach Post in January 2007, and January 2008, the Lighthouse Art Center’s Multiple Sins, and Peace On Earth 2010, and The Sun Sentinel/Live Wellington May 2012.
Other exhibits include The Community Foundation in West Palm Beach, 2004, ArtiGras in Jupiter 2004, 2005, Beyond Décor Gallery in Palm Beach 2006. Art of Life Gallery in Wellington 2006, 2007, Fall Fling in Wellington 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2011. The Wellington Art Festival 2008, The Craft Gallery 2008-2010 and The Eaton Gallery in West Palm Beach 2009 . The Lighthouse Art Center 2010 and 1011, City Hall in Wellington Fl. 2011, and 2012, Fine Art at West Best Studio Gallery in West Palm Beach Fl., and Art Fest on The Green, Wellington Fl.
My art work is inspired by nature and the human form. It is a product of my feelings, emotions and passion for the tactile nature of clay. It is my desire to evoke these feelings in the viewer as well.
For some works I construct a mould from an original piece. By using multiple works this creates unity or allows me to show the same piece from different perspectives.
Although my interests in clay are varied, at present I am drawn to portrait and figure sculpture. Working with clay fills my soul as well as gives me serenity and clarity. My intent is to reveal, yet conceal; allowing the viewer to develop a personal connection to a piece.