About Gail Ahlers, Artistic Director and CEO
Gail Ahlers moved to Providence from the New York area to pursue a life of art at Rhode Island School of Design. Once there, she discovered sculpture’s endless possibilities and earned her BFA in Light Metals in 1985. Upon graduating from RISD, she studied art history in Paris and received advanced sculpture training at the San Miguel de Allende Institute in Mexico.
With expertise in precious metals and sculpture and a De Beers Shining Light Diamond Design Award under her belt, Gail bridged her design talent and artistry in 1989 by founding Ahlers Designs. Gail collaborates closely with each and every client to create original, significant art that honors the special occasion for which it’s made with timeless authenticity.
Gail is a WBENC- and NGLCC-certified female business owner. She is an active member and advocate of Rhode Island’s small business community, and her affiliations include RISD Alumni, The Greater Boston Business Council (GBBC), Leading Women, and The Hive Archive.
Say “thank you” and mean it.
Gratitude: it transforms our relationships and lends a fresh take on life’s surprising moments. Ahlers Designs understands the power of appreciation, and our commissioned fine art and products celebrate momentous, unique accomplishments—the ones you share with colleagues and loved ones, innovative workplaces and community landmarks.
Ahlers Designs is an American design studio with a clientele as innovative and forward-thinking as our work. Located in Pawtucket, RI, Ahlers Designs has been bringing joy into people’s lives through custom art for 25 years. We create premier products by channeling sustainable practices and using recycled, reclaimed, and environmentally friendly materials. All our materials and production processes are proudly based in the USA.