Gabrielle specializes in wheel thrown stoneware that is food, microwave and dishwasher safe. Gabrielle is largely self-taught but has taken part-time classes at Central Technical School, George Brown College and the Ontario College of Art. Her studio overlooks a forested ravine on the banks of the Humber River. The natural forms, textures and colours inspire her work.
Gabrielle experiments with overlapping glazes and wax resist to achieve richly coloured, soothing and unpredictable results. Gabrielle draws from her heritage, incorporating the simple beauty and function of the historical Dutch pottery. 40% of all her pottery proceeds are donated to Canadian Food for the Children and Souman Nafaman, French for ‘Seeds of Hope.’