Gayla Lemke works in several disciplines including sculpture, printmaking, drawing and painting. Her primary focus for many years has been ceramic sculpture, exploring figurative, abstract and installation work. In each of these areas, Lemke incorporates her skill at draftsmanship into her work with carving and attention to surface treatment, often utilizing other materials, objects and text. Her work tells a story, be it literal or symbolic. Conceptually, Lemke’s work has grown from personal narrative to more universal, social and political themes, most often reflected in her installations. Gayla lives and works in the Denver, Colorado area.