Gayle Dowell lives and works in the heart of the tallgrass prairies of Kansas. She started creating her nature-inspired and prairie grass jewelry after she moved to Kansas and experienced the diverse plant life of the prairie. As a girl, Gayle grew up in Oklahoma where her grandmother who was Osage, taught her to appreciate and respect nature. She now is a Konza prairie docent and art teacher who teaches nature journaling as a way to pass down that respect for nature to her art students and the young people who visit the prairie.
She believes that women are most beautiful in their raw natural state. She creates her jewelry line to reflect the natural beauty of the women who wear her pieces.
Her work can also be found at:
Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS
Manhattan Arts Center Wrap-it-Up Sale in November and December in Manhattan, KS.
The Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, NE
The Abiquiu Inn in Abiquiu, NM
Online on Etsy: Gayle Dowell
Buttons 'n Bows, Manhattan Kansas. Second Saturday of November. She usually can be found in room 102 of the elementary building of Manhattan Catholic Schools on Juliette Avenue.