Annette Gates is a studio artist and part time instructor living in Amherst MA. Creating both functional pottery and sculpture, Annette's work unites delicacy with strength. Her forms are inspired by structures found in nature and are defined by tactile surface treatments. Annette has been teaching classes and workshops for 25 years. She currently teaches workshops for adults and teens, public school art, and instructs ceramics regularly with a study abroad program in Italy. She participates in international artist residency programs and her work has been reviewed in several international publications. Annette is an active member of the Asparagus Valley Potters Guild.