Paulette Galop grew up in Michigan and has been drawing, painting, playing piano and taking ceramic classes through high school. She attended University of Colorado for a fine arts degree. After college she became a member of a small arts co-op making ceramic functional ware. Then adventure called, she traveled extensively, started a family and entered a non art career. By the mid 2000's she had the opportunity to go back to school and renew her passion for ceramics. While revisiting functional ceramics she found that was not in her heart any longer. Signing up for a hand building sculpture class opened up a whole new world of ceramics. She started experimenting with large sculptural forms and found a renewed passion and excitement. The technical challenges and unexpected surprises that came along were very rewarding.
Being an active outdoors woman, hiking in the mountains, riding her Clydesdales on desert trails and diving in the ocean, gave inspiration for her large sculptures. It reflects her passion and connection to nature, with its extensive colors, textures, and unique forms.
Paulette has been active in the arts community many years. She has shown her work at numerous studio tours with juried ASU Ceramic Research Center Studio tour, and juried Hidden in the Hills studio tour. She has had multiple gallery shows and has won several jurors awards. Her work was also published in the National Emerging Artists catalog of 2013. Paulette is also active in her community by donating work and volunteering for the last 10 years.