Meet Gail Hiller of Beverly Hills, MI., who is the talented artist behind Gael's Gallery. Gail got her start when she decided to go to school to become an art teacher when her children were still in school. After taking classes in pottery, which were mainly to help toward her degree, she was asked to be in the Potter's Market. Gail loved pottery and the market so much that she ended up steering her life down a different path. With the proceeds from every show, she would buy herself another piece of equipment and take classes in Ceramic Technology.
Gail's purpose is being fulfilled every day when she brings another pot or poem into the world. She delivers uplifting messages in her work.
To live simply so that others may simply live and to be an example of life well-lived to my grandchildren.
Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others?
Never rob anyone of their joy. If it is their joy to take you to dinner or give you a random act of kindness, let them. "Take the time"...the last words my mother said to me before she died.
Sculptures, tiles, bowls, and plates.
Do you have any other interesting hobbies or maybe a fun story about an experience involving your artwork?
I love to sew. I make most of my own clothes. I always LOVE to see my work in other people's homes.
Playing with my two sisters and three brothers in the basement. We played a game called "Christmas," where we wrapped up toys in newspapers and took turns being Santa and hiding the presents.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I hate to cook...because then my efforts are eaten.
From writing in my journal every morning.
What super power would you have?
The ability to talk to someone without saying a word.
Color: All colors
Pet and/or animal: Pixie, our Boston Terrier
Movie: Christmas Vacation
Board Game: Apples to Apples with my grandchildren
Holiday: Christmas & Halloween
Best cup of coffee: The first one my husband makes me in the A.M.
Ice cream: All
Never go to bed angry. You don't have to be right to be happy.
What's the one thing you can't live without?
Coffee and chocolate.
What is the best cultural event you visited in the past year?
You can find lots of Gail's beautiful pottery at Yellow Door and online. Stay tuned for more fun and interesting info about Gail this week!
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