I am Gail Cadogan and I am the puppet master behind all the goings on at My Cherry Pie Jewellery. Lets have a quick zip through how I have got to where I am with My Cherry Pie Jewellery. A bit of a ‘This is your life ‘moment if you like. Making and crafting was intrinsic in my childhood my Gran was a constant knitter, and my Mum made all our clothes when we were small. It was the 1970’s so visualise purple cord dungarees with orange floral patches on the knees!
I left school and did a year long Art Foundation course covering everything from photography, painting, screen printing, ceramics, surface pattern, I was an indecisive creative, but eventually I opted for Textile Design and after 4 years achieved a 2:1 BA(Hons) in Woven Textile Design.
During one of my summer breaks I worked in a local jewellery factory that specialized in titanium and silver jewellery, I enjoyed the transformational aspect of making something beautiful out of a little piece of metal.
Fly by teaching on a design course for a couple of years, opening a yarn store in Edinburgh, doing a post grad in Art Therapy, working with adult and children with mental health needs. Move on to walking into the wrong pub and meeting the right man, getting married, moving to the Sea, having three boys all within 6 years. Stop and Breath ………
As you can tell I like to be busy and try new things.
I am inspired by Artists from Mark Rothko to Sonia Delauney, and a big Fan of Contemporary Dance, Singer/Songwriters, and a host of Artisan Designer/Makers of which there are many.
For more information please visit the artist’s own website Gail Cadogan