Cynthia originally trained to be a jeweler and metal smith but found her true love was working with clay. Because of her love of animals, animal sculptures are her passion, many with metal work added to the finished product.
Her clay cats and dogs may have a bird or fish weather vane on top of their head or perhaps multiple mini ceramic birds sit on top of a tree branch made from copper wire. Sometimes they have hand hammered copper wings and halos.
Her newer pottery birdhouses capture the same essence - they have pieces of driftwood, small birds and pine cones as decoration on the top with pine cones etched into the clay on the outside of the houses. Each has a stopper on the bottom to enable cleaning and air holes to vent under the top overhang.
Whatever her choice, Cynthia's animal world is always crafted with a combination of technical skill and love of whimsy.