Galina Szakacz

I was born and raised in Moldova when it was part of the former Soviet Union. After Moldova achieved its independence in 1993, I immigrated to the United States, settling with other members of my family here in New England.

My professional career includes 20 years as a biochemist at Pfizer and more recently as a Leadership Coach, working with corporations and non-profit organizations. I serve on the boards of both Symphony NH and United Way of Greater Nashua. I am passionate about giving back to the community. You can read more here about my charitable giving.

Now mostly retired, I am able to focus my energy on creating new clay designs – unless the poodles, Yogi, Corey & Dasher, have their way!! They are highly intelligent, funny and energetic and keep us on our toes every day.

All of these experiences with people, places and cultures influence my art, resulting in many different “conversations” with my clay. Some pieces evoke memories of hand woven rugs found in Moldova, while others depict the colors, sights and delights of my life today in New Hampshire.

I hope my art resonates with you and helps you continue the conversation!