“I’ve been making jewelry for 20+ years. Each day is a new challenge, each piece a new creation. I’m often asked what got me into making jewelry in the first place. It’s simple: I couldn’t find jewelry out there that I liked. I had my own vision of designs I wanted to wear, and what my jewelry would say about me! I was working in the ski industry with a side job in illustration when I started making jewelry, and I loved it immediately.
I live in the country halfway between Taos and Taos Ski Valley. The clear light and dramatic weather of northern New Mexico are deeply influential. My designs lean towards earthy and rustic, especially when I combine high karat gold with steel. I share my studio with David Anderson and dogs Sir Angus Porterhouse, Sashi Pearl, and Sheila Blue. We welcome visitors by appointment.”
Growing up in Montana and Idaho, then moving to New Mexico in 1986 has given Gail the unique opportunity to experience a life of outdoor adventure and solitude, from which she gained a deep appreciation for the natural world. This informs her current design expression.
In addition to her online store and showroom, Gail’s work can be found at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos New Mexico.