Gail West

White, blue, and purple pot with abstract layers of colours and lid. Lid has an almond shaped handle.

Smoke Fired Pot #1, 2022, stoneware clay


About the Artist:

“Working in this medium for over 20 years has been a wonderful journey for me. Exploring diversity in colour, texture and form keeps me forever inspired. I also draw inspiration from the natural beauty of my surroundings. Since the beginning, I have experimented with electric fired cone six glazes. More recently I have introduced horse hair finishes with a white slip surface to my practice.

Over the years, I have also enjoyed getting outside with the elements and smoke firing the ware in the ground, creating decorative one-of-a-kind pieces with organic hues on the surface. My artistic style, often described as whimsical and organic in appearance, also reveals my sense of humour. I am an artist who creates with a combination of both art and function in mind.” – Gail West 


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Studio image of the artist in their studio with works displayed.

Studio: Gail West in her studio, The English Potter









Studio Location: Tour Stop 24


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Selections: 39th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Stephanie Ford Forrester, Northland Harmony, 2022 textile, painted cotton & batiks

Miguel Hernandez Autorino, Why I Left, 2022, oil on canvas KAST 2022 Selections Exhibition

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jul 9, 2022 to Oct 2, 2022

Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019

Looking Up, 2017

Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

Leanne Baird, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, 2016

31st Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jenny Kastner, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, 2015

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

John Climenhage, Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, 2014

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

Lucy Manley, Manley - 28th Annual KAST exhibition

Regular Hours: The Art Gallery of Peterborough is OPEN Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm

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