Mary Gail Taylor

Born into a military family in Fort Worth, Texas. We moved to Hawaii and at four years old to Benicia where we lived on the Arsenal. In first grade we moved to Fairfield where I now reside with my husband.

My high school electives included clay and other media. When I married and we had our son he was my focus. When he went off to college I renewed my love of working with clay.  While working full time, I took college courses and workshops in both hand building, throwing and sculpture.  I was really excited about all the possibilities that clay provided.  I have done sculptures, Raku pottery, wood-fired pottery and functional pottery. I love functional pottery and often add three dimensional elements.

            I have participated in many crafts shows, juried shows, open studio shows over the years. Eventually my husband built me a studio where I make, fire and display my work, holding open studios yearly.  After retiring I’ve been able to spend more time exploring different techniques and refining my skills.

My work can be found in Fairfield at various craft fairs in the area and at The Little Art Shop in Benicia. Events I participate in are at the  Morningsun Herb Farm the first Saturday in May on Pleasants Valley Rd., in Vacaville and Glashoff’s Sculpture Ranch in Suisun Valley / Fairfield (online registration required) the first weekend of October and the weekend after Memorial Day.