Cynthia designs and handcrafts each piece that she creates using the Tiffany Copper Foil Method. Some of her work is traditional but most is non-traditional in it’s elements, modern design and construction. She rarely uses a pattern but instead draws out an original design on paper, pulls the types and colors of glass she wants to use and then, as she creates a piece, will sometimes change the design or glass so that each piece is truly one of a kind. She does custom and commission work for both individuals and businesses and tries to keep those to a select few each year in order to concentrate her time in the studio on work that is more challenging and artistic, making it more “art” than “craft”.
On Cape Cod, Cynthia was an Artist Member of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Cape Cod Art Association, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Sandwich Arts Alliance, Falmouth Artist Guild and the Fuller Craft Museum, where she was an Instructor. She was also a member of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce. She has been featured on several television and online video programs including the Cape Cod Visitors Network, Sandwich Chamber of Commerce “Spotlight” and Sandwich Community Television “I’m Sandwich Local”. Her work has been exhibited at the Wellfleet “Emerging Artists” Exhibition, Cape Cod Art Association, Sandwich Public Library and she was selected as a Glass Artisan Demonstrator for “Arts in Action” for the Town of Sandwich. She has also participated in many local juried art shows, exhibits and festivals.
After moving to South Carolina, Cynthia set up a studio at Atelier Off Bay, an artist cooperative, in downtown Beaufort. After two years in that shared space, she set up a private studio in a beautiful Antebellum mansion on the waterfront. She is a member of both the Beaufort Art Association and the Art League of Hilton Head where she is an Instructor at the Art League Academy. She also teaches private lessons in her studio. Cynthia's work has been exhibited at the University of South Carolina, Port Royal Sound Maritime Center and the Beaufort Art Association. She participates in several local juried art shows, exhibits, festivals and artisan demonstrations every year. Her work has been available in many shops and galleries from Cape Cod to the Carolinas but her work now is limited to customs, commissions and teaching stained glass.
Cynthia's private studio is not open to the general public but my appointment only. Contact her to discuss a custom or commission or to book a class. Visit her social media to see what she is working on and her website to see an online gallery of her work at www.southernskyglassstudio.com