Gail Woods, Polymer Clay Artist
Welcome to my website!
I am a juried member of Spanish Village Art
Center in Balboa Park, San Diego California. I
have had the wonderful opportunity of being
an artist in Studio 30 since February 2006.
Effective February 2011 I have relocated to
Studio 9. You couldn't ask for a better work
environment with a more fun or inspirational
About 15 years ago my sisters and I decided to
make our Christmas gifts for each other. I took
a beading class at the Shepherdess in Old
Town and I was hooked. Beads...I couldn't get
enough of them. Imagine my happiness when I
discovered Polymer Clay and realized that I
could now create my own beads in any shape,
color, or style that I wanted! You can only
make so many things for your friends and
family. Soon I was selling at craft shows and
getting special orders.
Polymer Clay is my medium of choice, always evolving and
never boring. I am fascinated by the sense of order, color,
fun, and the challenge of trying to create things that have
never been done before. After taking a class with the
talented Laurie Mika I have found another area of Polymer
Clay to explore. The art of making polymer clay tiles. I am
excited to create something that is me, a collaged version
that includes many themes that are important to me...the
mountains and oceans, gardening, the care of the
environment, relationships, and cats, to name a few. To
create the tiles and make them fit together and have a
message is both the challenge and the fun.
My ideas of "creating art" have taken many forms over
the years. Some have been entrepreneurial...I did my
first business cards when I was 12 years old and passed
them around the neighborhood. I have been working
ever since. I tried to find a creative side to everything I
have done. Some of my self employment endeavors
included starting a business selling floral bouquets on
street corners and moving into doing flowers for formal
weddings; running the best auto repair shop in San
Diego with my husband Jon (Jon Woods Automotive)
voted so by San Diego Magazine; bookkeeping
businesses; and in corporate world managing people
and computers, creating business information systems,
and writing manuals.
Unique Art Made With Care
All images and information Copyright Gail Woods 2011
Currently the studio and a few bookkeeping
clients keep me busy enough. I have also been
involved with the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild,
as their librarian and more recently as treasurer.
I just finished a term as the treasurer of Spanish
Village Art Center. I am blessed with a wonderful
husband of more than 23 years and 2 cats (Molly
& Freddy), friends, family and a full and happy
New...Updates are finally happening. Thank you for your patience.
Visit the Wall Art page for some new work. Some button pictures
are up. Switchplate Cover pages should be up soon.
Thanks for looking! Gail