Women in Art 278 (December 2013)

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american artist

cynthia spencer

functional & sculptural ceramics

I love working with clay. It is physically and mentally challenging. Sculptures begin with an idea in mind, but are allowed to steer themselves as I go. These were all pinched and coiled from the ground up. This way of working emphasizes an �off center� organic way of creating and celebrates happy accidents. This is my 27th year focusing on clay and it feels like the relationship has just begun.

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