Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Artist Spotlight - CiCi House of Clay

I have admired the work of this potter for a number of years, however this is the first piece of Cynthia's that I have purchased. I have long been drawn to the amazing colors that she uses in her glazes. Finally, this bowl showed up in our 817 Arts Alliance hut at the Texas Christkindl Market this past December. It spoke to me so much it had to come home with me. I love the free form of the fiery colors inside that contrast with the cool blues & browns dripping down the outside. I photographed the bowl on a mirror so you can see both inside and outside at the same time. The base is inscribed with her last name, year and a leaf. (Click to enlarge.)

Cynthia had a ceramics workshop built behind her house to facilitate the practice of her craft. You can find her and her creations at several shows in the metroplex during the year and she has her things on consignment in a couple of brick and mortar locations, including Potager's Other Stuff in downtown Arlington. You can also find her on Etsy as ClayBabies, where you can find a smattering of her creations, learn more about her inspiration and get a peek inside her workshop. (Check out her sold listings too, in order to see more of the variety of what she creates.) Most of Cynthia's ceramics are functional as well as beautiful. They are microwave and dishwasher safe in addition to being food safe.

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