Gail Stouffer

My work conveys the hidden truths of who we are. Each piece is a symbolic representation of struggle, rebellion, transformation or even acceptance of who we are versus who we are expected to be. These messages are communicated boldly, directly, and sometimes defiantly. My goal is to create highly personal, wearable objects that are emblematic statements of strength, energy and inspiration. My work can be seen in galleries and private collections throughout the Hill County.

I have a passion for teaching! Since 2002 I have led workshops in Kiln-Formed Glass (Fusing and Casting), Sterling Metal Clay Jewelry Making, Ceramics, Printmaking, and Design. I teach at my studio in the Texas Hill Country, as well as at various venues around the country. I serve as the Director of Educational Content for KilnFrog, an online resource for kiln education, equipment, and supplies, serving the international glass, metals, and clay communities. I have served as a faculty member at The Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, and as a visiting instructor at The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, Phoenix Center for the Arts, and The Fired Arts Academy, BeadFest, GlassCraft Expo and at Creative Glass in Zurich and the United Kingdom. 

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Long Island University, and a Master of Art Education from Texas Tech University. Over the years, my formal education, coupled with my excitement over student accomplishments, delivers a genuine return and sense of pride in being an instructor.  I am overjoyed when a student connects to the information presented, choosing to go beyond their perceived limits. My reward is in creating lifelong-learners, uncovering their smiles, showing their newly developed confidence.