Woodgate Studio
9755 Dike Rd
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440

Please also visit the River Valley Artist Guild at www.RiverValleyArtistGuild.com.
RVAG is a 501(c)(3) non profit that raises funds for grants, scholarships, awards, and supplies for
high school and college art students and teachers.  If you would like to support this mission,
please go to the above website to make a donation or become a Sponsor or Patron of the Arts.
Your support is deeply appreciated!

Welcome to my sandbox!

The Art of
Georgia Ryan

Georgia Ryan was born, raised and educated in Northern California.  She attended Holy Names College in Oakland, CA, graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, with a Batchelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene, and practiced that profession for 33 years in California and Arizona.  She and her husband, Jim, owned and operated Ryan Signs and Graphics in Ft. Mohave, AZ for 20 years.  Throughout her life, she has been driven by the creative impulse, fascinated by the challenge of figuring out how "things" (art) are made, then making her own interpretation of them.  She is largely self-taught with books, DVDs, the internet and shamelessly picking the brains of artists she meets at shows or anywhere else.  She has taken classes in drawing, glass bead making, kiln formed glass,  jewelry making (lost wax casting), ceramics, photography, egg carving and sculpture.  For the past several years, she has focused on three areas:  kiln formed glass, in which she has been experimenting with a variety of techniques, some simple, some very complex, time consuming and difficult; sculptural pottery (clay) tiles; and chain maille jewelry, all very creatively rewarding.

I create because I am driven to do so.  Creating is one of the necessary components of a (my) balanced life.  Without it, I malfunction.  And it's fun!  My inspiration comes from just about anything - nature, conversations, a dream I had last night.  I do not seek to persuade, judge, impose a philosophy, or make any particular statement with my work, other than to say "look what I did.....I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!"

Honorable Mention, 2015 Black Mountain Art Show
Third Place and Honorable Mention, 2016 Black Mountain Art Show

Georgia is currently serving as President of River Valley Artist Guild, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, which raises money for grants, scholarships and supplies for college and high school art students and teachers.  If you would like to support this mission with a donation, please go to the RVAG website at the top of this page. Your support is deeply appreciated!

Georgia Ryan
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