Gail Moriarty of Colibri Designs is a metalsmith who specializes in handmade pieces of wearable art, if you can dream it, she can create it.
Gail also teaches workshops on using metal clay; fine powders of gold, silver, copper and bronze mixed with a clay medium that can be molded and then fired leaving you with a pure metal piece of brilliant wearable art that you’ve designed. Gails classes are available to anyone interested in making jewelry using metal clay, her studio space is lovely for a day’s respite of crafting and jewelry design and she often has friends come and spend the day together. Also, as a senior certifying instructor for Art Clay World Gail offers a series of classes that in completing the participant can gain certification of their own.
Gails studio is in the Picker Collaborative Artists space located at 3 Pine Street, Suite 2b, in Nashua where she plays a large part in managing the building and the artist collaborative. They will be holding a Spring open house event Saturday April 29th from 10am-4pm.
This will be a celebratory time to see the wares of the many artists residing in the building and purchase hand crafted gifts for the upcoming holidays. Visits to the Picker Collaborative Artists space are always welcomed so feel free to stop in anytime.
Gail Moriarty is also a committee member for Nashua’s International Sculpture Symposium. The City of Nashua is the only city in the United States that has an annual sculpture symposium. This year’s Symposium is set to begin May 11th and the sculptures in residence will be Mai Thu Van of Vietnam, Tom Huff of USA Native America, and Tony Jimenez of Costa Rica. The public is welcomed to come and meet the sculptures and learn about their cultures and craft. There is a link here where you can find details about dining for lunch or dinner with the artists.
The finished sculptures will be featured right here in downtown Nashua and on June 3rd there will be a sculpture tour given in one of the city’s transit trolleys.