Gail works mainly with copper and sterling silver and creates colourful patterned jewellery using mainly vitreous enamel and metal etching techniques. Earring, bracelet and necklace designs are playful and focus on complimenting the focal enamelled element of the design with chosen gemstones or czech beads.
In 1992 Gail achieved a BA(Hons) in Woven Textile Design from The Scottish College of Textiles and then went on to study Art Therapy at postgraduate level.
The My Cherry Pie jewellery design business has grown organically as Gail has explored new techniques and methods to translate her love of colour and pattern into a wearable object. Mixed media art techniques of layering, stencilling, cut-outs, image transfer, are used as a starting point for new designs. Influences for her jewellery design work range from artists like Sonia Delauney, Mark Rothko, Callum Colvin. She is also inspired by the movement and dynamics of contemporary dance.