Agi (Agnes) Gillespie

Potter - Quilter - Photographer

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Agi was born, raised and educated in Germany.  After marrying the love of her life while still in Germany, she and her American-born husband and children returned to America in 1982 and settled in Santa Barbara, but now lives in the foothills of the Sierras.

After retiring in 1998, she began developing her artistic abilities. While continuing with her interest in photography, she additionally began an artistic quest in pottery and took many classes on the subject.  After Agi's completion of her first pottery pieces, she knew that she was totally hooked on the immensely enjoyable process of manipulating and embellishing clay to create a wide variety of ceramic works.  She takes great delight in trying out new and different techniques to make each piece special.

Still feeling the need to develop other forms of artistic expression, Agi also began quilting, which is a natural extension of having sewn all her life.