Diane Gale

Diane Gale grew up in Sacramento, California. She has a B.S. degree in economics from University of California at Davis, and a MBA from University of California at Berkeley.

Diane has been making pottery for over 25 years, balancing supporting herself with her passion for ceramics. For the past several years she has focused her creative talents and energy on her art.

Her work creates a coming together of nature from the earth kneaded into form, glazed in the earth’s minerals and born from fire to be nature reformed. Diane’s work is available in galleries and numerous private collections.

Juried Exhibitions and Shows:
2004 Sedona Arts Center, AZ
2004 Sedona Arts Festival, AZ
2005 Exhibit 51 Albuquerque, NM
2006 Juried show, Coconino Center for the Arts – Elements, AZ
2007 Sedona Arts Festival Invitational Artist, AZ
2008 Juried Show, Gallery One, Ellensberg WA
2008 Juried Show, Northwind Arts, Port Townsend, WA
2009 Juried Show, Moses Lake Museum, WA
2009 Juried Show, Sequim Arts, WA
2009 Juried Show,Northwinds Expressions, Port Townsend, WA
2009 Solo Show at Artmine Gallery, Port Hadlock, WA
2010 Juried Show,Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton,WA
2011 Joined Port Townsend Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Juried Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA
2012 Joined Orcas Island Gallery, Eastsound, WA
2012 Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Gallery, Port Angeles, WA
2013 Washington Clay Arts Association Calendar
2014 Invitational Artist E-Moderne Gallery Philadelphia, PA
2015 Northwest Designer Craftsmen Show at South Lake Union

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Education and training:

B.F.A Northern Arizona University (in process)
2004 Workshop with Dan Murphy, head of ceramics department Utah State
2005 Mashiko, Japan – focus on woodfire and japanese throwing techniques
2005 Workshop with Paul Soldner
2005 Workshop with Matt Long
2006 Workshop with Doug Casebeer, head of Ceramics at Anderson Ranch
2006 International Woodfire Conference, Flagstaff, AZ
2009 Tokoname, Japan – IWCAT Juried residency. Intensive training in Japanese throwing techniques and woodfiring
2010 Workshop with Ruthanne Tudball
2011 Workshop with Akira Satake
2013 Workshop with Charlie Cummings
2014 Workshop with Patty Warashino

Artist Statement: I want my art to evoke or remind people of an experience, or feeling. I prefer simple shapes with an organic surface. Assymetrical, irregular and altered pieces reflect the reality of our own imperfections. I think of the exterior of my pieces as a scroll – if you could flatten it out and look at the design, it would tell its story.

email: reddirt20@msn.com

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