Gale Ray is an award-winning fine artist. After 34 years as a tapestry weaver, 15 years as a faux finisher, a lifetime of painting, Gale’s most recent work focuses not only on painting, but on hand building pottery.
She currently maintains a studio in Charleston, SC where she works and shows her art. Her subject matter includes coastal landscape, coastal images and hand built pottery vessels based on elements of nature and the sea.
“As I look back over my life as an artist, I have come to realize that no matter what I’m working with, it becomes a way of painting. Whether I’m weaving, constructing a 3-dimensional tapestry, creating a faux finish, painting or hand building pottery... I’m always painting."
"I view myself as an artist with a painter's eye and many different hands; a weaver, a faux finisher, a painter and currently, a potter." GALLERIES AND SHOWS
Nina Liu and Friends
Smithsonian Craft Show
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
American Craft Expo
“American Craft Council” Craft Shows
Ann Arbor, Winter Park, Coral Gables and Piedmont Park
Northwest Airlines World Club
The Medical University of South Carolina
Trident Technical College
Her weavings have been collected throughout the US and Europe.