Gayle Fairchild


Gayle loves feeling clay run through her fingers as she sits at her wheel. She has many years of experience making pots.  She started making functional pottery in the early 70’s.  Gayle works with lead free, dinnerware safe earthenware using underglazes as paints to colour the pottery. She uses a range of pleasing colours that bring life to her work. She also works with high fire porcelain, carving designs into the surface and then firing in a wood fired kiln. The kiln, which reaches a temperature of 1,400 celsius, coats the pots with ash and the flame toasts the pieces. Her work is made to be used – and to be enjoyed.