Artist's Talk with Gail Fredell

Saturday October 25th 


For over 30 years I have pursued a career of studio furniture work. I have maintained workshops in my native San Francisco Bay Area, the mountains of Colorado, Western North Carolina and currently in Fall River, Massachusetts.

I design and execute projects ranging in scale and scope from residential, functional furniture to public installations, for both interior spaces and landscape settings. The aesthetic of my work is informed by my architecture background, a life-long interest in Japanese design, and an upbringing grounded in the natural landscapes of the West.

I employ a vocabulary of minimal, architectural forms, and use a wide range of materials: wood, steel, concrete, stone and cast glass. Although the character of my work has evolved over the years, my aesthetic has consistently been driven by an affinity for articulated structure; the nature of functional objects in reference to time and ritual, and my desire to create work that is at peace within itself and resting quietly in its context.      |      508. 636. 4177      |      1 Partners' Lane, Westport, MA 02790      |      W - Sat, 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 5