Gail Ferguson

Born and raised in Indiana, Gail Ferguson spent several years in the Womans Army Corps. She came to Fayetteville seven years ago and retired. She has been silversmithing for 25 years. She was mentored by Ralph Geilhs and Mack Thornton, both master silversmiths from Arizona. Gail has taken classes in cabbing, opal cutting, inlay, intarsia, and wire wrapping from William Holland School of Lapidary Arts. Currently, she is teaching cabbing, opal cutting, silversmithing, and inlay. She will be teaching metal smithing classes at Fayetteville Technical Community College starting in February.

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​Cape Fear Studios, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) fine arts organization that provides opportunities for visual artists and art patrons to work together in promoting and learning visual arts. The City of Fayetteville, The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County and the N.C. Arts Council support CFS. CFS is located on the corner of Maxwell Street and Russell Street in historic downtown Fayetteville, Cape Fear Studios provides art studios for rent, a gallery where exhibitions of work by member and visiting artists are held, retail space, and classroom space for private lessons, workshops or classes. We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership and operates under by-laws.

Our stated purposes include provision for:
  • ​An extension of the downtown cultural arts and revitalization
  • Arts education for the public through studio demonstrations, tours and hands-on activities
  • An outlet for artists to exhibit and sell their work
  • A source of quality, locally produced visual arts for the public

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​If you have any questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

​Phone: 910.433.2986