Gretchen Wachs is a Santa Fe artist working in an abstract expressionist tradition. Her glazed ceramics are strongly influenced by her connection with nature and the Southwestern environment. The duality of awareness and emotional expression define her work and give it an inescapable balance between traditional form and abstract imagery. In a quote describing her work, Gretchen shares; "I have come to realize that when I am able to let go and trust, something wonderful can happen".
The artist shares that "ceramics and art have a companionship since the very beginning of time". Lured in by its versatility and provocation early primative artists discovered the magic of clay. Upholding age-old techniques with a "unique twist" and personalization, Gretchen's collections have been feature in Architecture Digest, Southwestern Design and several other Interior Design Magazines.