Gail Sloop is spending her time teaching elementary art and making sustainable choices while producing a couple of pairs of 18K or recycle gold earrings a month. She is using the granulation technique invented in the Eastern Mediterranean and later refined by Etruscan goldsmiths, 600-300 BCE. Her work may be purchased through social awareness organizations or art businesses like Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, City Arts and Route 66.
Gail started making small art objects as a travel companion while her parents moved her from different places: Washington DC, Hawaii, Colorado, Kansas, Philippines, New York, and California. She settled into her own art studio in 1989 were she made one-of-a-kind jewelry, productions work and for a brief time, she shared her space with sculptor David Phelps. Gail studied jewelry at Penland, N.C. with Arlene Fisch, Appalachian Center for Craft, TN with Doug Harling, and has an M.F.A. in jewelry and metal design from the University of Houston. She has exhibited her work nationally.