Gabrielle Schaffner


Gabrielle is a ceramic artist, producing a line of functional pottery in her A Street studio; her work has been sold and exhibited in stores and galleries across the United States. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she has been a resident of the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston since 1988. Gabrielle lives with her partner, book-artist Laura Davidson, and their daughter in an artists’ cooperative. The cooperative, in a converted warehouse building, was Massachusetts’ first live/work cooperative for artists, and is home to 43 other artists and their families.
Gabrielle has a BA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Italian Language from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and also studied at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. She also spent many years working in various arts administration roles for the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) and served as their Executive Director until the end of 2014; FPAC is a community non-profit organization founded in 1980 by area artists to preserve and promote the local arts community. She continues to be engaged in Fort Point, and has also served on the Board of the Friends of Fort Point Channel.

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