Pieces of personal enthusiasm
There is an immense amount of joy overflowing in Gina's work. From the irregularity of her bowls to the unique forms of her vases, everything is unmistakably handmade and dances with its own character.
Gina makes her pieces with personal enthusiasm, creating work that is ultimately fulfilling and exciting. It's from her own energy that each piece is molded, and it's evident they resemble their maker's spirit.
On Exploring New Forms
"Sometimes I sit down with no plan and just futz around until whatever I’m working on looks good to me. There’s a piece I just finished that started because I felt like making a tall, slender vessel that day... For pieces like this, sometimes I don’t know when they’re done! Often I will wrap them up and put them away for a couple of days, and then take another look with fresh eyes.
With the yellow vase, that was one of those pieces where I was just messing around at the studio because I didn’t feel like going home. I made three like that and when I had them all lined up, they looked like this little group of happy friends."