Gigi’s entry, “White Crackle Raku Bowl” won first place in the Non-professional Division in our 2022 spring show. When asked about herself and her pursuit of art, Gigi responded with the following:
“Although I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in secondary education, I have been an artist all my life. As a young girl, I grew up doing many different arts and crafts with my mother, Lilly. All throughout my life, there has been one constant: art. Art makes me happy, and I love it when one of my pieces means enough to someone that they want to have it in their home.
I have worked in stained glass, tole painting, mosaics, beaded jewelry, pottery and lately watercolor. Nature’s vivid colors and textures inspire my work and I try to incorporate them into my art much like my favorite artist Vincent van Gogh. I wish I could paint like him!
My favorite piece among my entries is the double carved pottery bowl because it was challenging and incorporated two skills, throwing and carving.”