After working in a pottery studio for a semester, I took my first pottery class in 2013 at Anne Arundel Community College and was hooked. I changed my major as soon as possible and transferred to Towson University, graduating with a BFA in 2017. Since then, I have kept busy working in multiple clay studios, making a forever-changing body of work, and helping upstart a local glaze company. I find that the work I tend to make is as fun to make as it is to hold. I make pottery with interesting deep texture and moving parts. As someone who has been fidgety my entire life, I embraced it to the point that my process is often viewed as tedious and fiddly. But it keeps my hands busy, and the final product does as well, which is all I really crave in my art.
Gary teaches ceramics classes for children and adults at VisArts.