Whitney Gill is an artist residing in Bowdoin, Maine. Her ceramic work consists primarily of functional pottery designed for daily use. Illustrative elements are achieved by image transfer onto clay. These elements would include the use of laser decal transfers, stamps, carvings and wax resists as well as brush applications of texture with underglaze and stains onto the surface of her wheel-thrown forms. Printmaking and illustration often lead her down new paths in her three dimensional work, and provide a method to merge her love for illustration with functional wares.
Whitney studied fine art & ceramics at the University of Maine, and has continued to refine her craft through the guidance and support of many great Maine artists & organizations. She is passionate about helping fellow Maine artists establish connections and gain new skills to grow their creative businesses through membership and active involvement in community organizations like the KVAA.
Raised on her family’s 200-year-old farm in Western Maine, Whitney has always admired the artist's way of life and the creative magic that can be found in rural places. She strives to make her own creative contribution to the world around her on a daily basis. She now lives in Bowdoin with her spouse, dog, and two children. In her free time she enjoys playing music, paddleboarding, gardening, and exploring the roads less traveled to Maine’s woods, lakes and mountains.