After earning my BA in Sculpture, from
Providence College, I worked as a graphic designer
in Boston and Seattle for many years. While I loved
the creativity of print design and the magic of the software, it always bothered me that the final product of so many hours of detailed design work would quickly become out dated and end up in the recycling bin.

Let’s face it. You just can’t drink a great cup of coffee
out of a folded catalog… well, at least not twice.

I am thrilled to have made the shift back to working in clay. My current work is mainly functional. I enjoy playing with textures and colors against simple, clean shapes. I make pieces that seamlessly blend into my everyday life.
They can hold a hot meal as easily as they can contain my daughter’s endless piles of crayons. They sometimes even bring me a bit of joy while emptying the dishwasher.
I hope they will do the same for you.

Gretchen Desrosiers Quinn
1201 W. Lenoir St, Raleigh, NC 27603


There are many great studios, teachers and artists that have guided
me along the way. I am grateful for all that you have taught me.

Zeren Earls – Belmont Day School
John B. Petropolous – Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Gina Haplern – Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Constance Holden – Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
John DiCicco – Providence College
Rev. Richard A. McAlister O.P.– Providence College
Rev. Adrian Dabash O.P. – Providence College
Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland,WA
Seward Park Clay Studio, Seattle, WA
Barbara Dunshee Pottery, Seattle, WA
Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC
Dianne Tudor
Michael Spafford