Gail took her first degree in Wood, Metal and Ceramics at Manchester Polytechnic in 1981.

She won a full bursary from the Royal College of Art for a Master’s Degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery, and was awarded her M.A. in 1985. Her degree show contained a range of jewellery, fabrics, furniture and lighting, and while at the college she won the 1983 Bakri Award.

In 1995 she won the Jewellery Award at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

She has lectured at the Central School of Art, and has acted as External Assessor for jewellery courses at Harrow College of Art (1990).