Sherri Gamble is a Seattle-based artist who channels her love of the physicality of art-making. Texture is the under-current, as each form and surface creates a story of its own. In the studio, she is often found working with plaster and other gritty materials. A plaster artisan by trade, she creates decorative plaster finishes for design projects both in the public and private spheres. The ability to develop a narrative through her artistry is what ignites and excels her work. It is her love of plaster that extends this medium into both ethereal surfaces and monuments of form.
Her passion for teaching also ignites curiosity in others through community art. For her, casting is a way to preserve moments and elevate social justice. In 2014, during her art residency at VALA Arts, Sherri Gamble launched her passion for cultivating curiosity about mold-making and casting through her project “The Hand-Held Project”. Since then, she has done a variety of community casting projects in both Seattle and Chicago. In 2017, Sherri had the opportunity to facilitate a series of community art projects between the 5th District Chicago Police Department and citizens. This work launched a series of pop-up art workshops at Pullman Elementary in 2017, Poe Classical School in 2018, Wendell Smith Elementary in 2019. Sherri was honored to bring The Hand-Held Project to her hometown community where she has worked with Redmond and Duvall WA Police Departments and citizens in her pop-up art workshops at locations in local high schools, police stations, and arts festivals.
Cast glass NFS
Kiln-formed glass and metal NFS
Encaustic, plaster (sold)
Kiln-formed glass NFS