Growing up with a mother who was an artist, it is no surprise that Cindy took to art at a young age. However, it wasn’t until later in life that Cindy discovered her true passion of glass work with its seemingly limitless possibilities.
Born in St. Louis, and raised along the Gulf Coast of Florida, Cindy draws inspiration from nature, as seen throughout her work, from one-of-a-kind seascapes to vivid wildlife scenes. While she has created many windows with a traditional geometric design or a “church window” design using cut and beveled glass, Cindy’s favorite subject matter is nature.
Cindy attended Agnes Scott College with a degree in biology and after college dedicated her time to raising her three sons. Cindy re-discovered her passion for glass work in 2002, finding great pleasure in creating her own unique and original designs. She has created numerous works of art, which can be found on display in private homes and institutions throughout the Southeast.
You can find Cindy at work designing and creating new pieces in her studio in Tifton, Georgia. While her passion for her craft is strong, she will tell you her pride and joy are her children and grandchildren. Whether Cindy is working on a commissioned piece or dreaming up a unique original, watching ideas come to life through her work is an incredible feeling.
Stained glass, or "cold glass," working is changing the shape or surface texture of glass without the use of any heat. The glass is manipulated through scoring (cutting) it with a diamond wheel glass cutter, or by grinding, sandblasting, or etching it. Stained glass is often seen in church windows, but can have a much wider application throughout life.
Blown glass, or "hot glass", is the working of molten glass that is heated to above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Glassblowing is the technique of shaping molten glass into a bubble with the aid of a blowpipe and shaping tools such as punties, marvers, wooden blocks and wet pads of stacked newspaper.
SLUMPED & FUSED GLASS
Slumped and fused glass, also referred to as "warm glass" or "kiln-formed glass", is the working of glass by using heat in a kiln. Depending on the process used and the temperature reached, glass can be fused together or slumped into a shape. Maximum temperature for warm glass work is 1400 degrees Fahrenheit.
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