Artist Biography: Cindy apprenticed to a studio potter in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her first art show was the prestigious Ann Arbor Art Faire. She eventually bought the pottery studio and spent 8 years throwing pots full time, and the next 14 years doing shows in Michigan and Florida, working as a speech pathologist, and raising a family.
Cindy graduated from the University of Michigan and completed an M.A. in Speech Language Pathology. Drawn to Gainesville, Florida in 1975, Cindy worked in the public schools, skilled nursing facilities, and was Clinical Faculty in Medical Speech Pathology at UF, treating patients and training students at Alachua General Hospital.
Cindy returned to her love of functional wheel thrown clay forms in 2017 after a 20 year hiatus, and was accepted into the Spring Arts Festival in 2018, and became a part of the Artisan’s Guild community.
Artist Statement: Clay is limitless. Having the opportunity to concentrate solely on throwing pots at this time in life is energizing and joyful. Working in a communal studio is inspiring, and artistic and technical growth abound. Being surrounded by the artists in the Guild motivates creativity and excellence. My own love of functional pottery resonates with each person who holds a piece, expresses their own interpretation of the artistry and function, and thereby encourages new ideas and possibilities. The activity of mixing clays, overlapping glazes, experimenting with all these earth elements to create functional, usable forms that will last consistently through daily application is motivating and invigorating.