Gabrielle Schaffner

Most of my work is illustrated with images drawn from nature, archeology, art history, and design. As a college student I spent a year studying ceramics, art, and Italian language in Florence, Italy, and I have continued to return whenever possible. Italian art history, archeology, design, and culture continue to inspire me.

My studio work is very much influenced by my love of cooking: I like a plate that looks good with food, a large cup to hold plenty of caffe latte, and a pitcher that doesn't drip. In the kitchen I am always reaching for little dishes, so I make a wide array of them in all shapes and sizes."