951 Tolland Stage Rd
Tolland, CT 06084
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My earliest memories as a child are always of being in nature and creating things with my hands. Drawing and painting were my first loves but as I grew older there was a hesitancy inside me when faced with a blank piece of paper or a canvas. With clay – the connection was always automatic.
I have been making and selling pottery since 1995 and I find that there is an intimacy to pottery, a circle that is completed when what my hands craft find purpose in the hands of another. Each piece I make marks a moment in time, the results of which depend on centering both myself, as well as the clay.
When my hands are connected to that spinning ball and I’m in the moment – time stands still. It’s a wonderful journey that will always have me pulling out more from somewhere inside. It’s a searching for some nameless pot yet to be born. It is a humble material that becomes so much more.
Artists Open Studio Dates
December 1, 2
Artist will be demonstrating
Cyndi designs functional pieces for table, kitchen, & home décor using porcelain and stoneware clay bodies. The movement of waves, flight of dragonflies, and unique shape of leaves all find their way onto her work, with a color palette reflecting these natural influences. Viewing the pottery making process as a never-ending opportunity to learn, she is expanding her firing techniques to include several that are referred to as “primitive firing”, as well as constantly conducting glaze trials for new color selections.
Open Studio is the perfect time to find that unique present you’re seeking for yourself or others, and Cyndi looks forward to welcoming both past patrons and new visitors to her studio to discuss her work and enjoy some refreshments.