Cynthia creates from her home studio in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her pyrographic work is elegant and distinctive, combining coloring in unusual and beautiful ways. Along with her line of dolls, Cynthia also collaborates with noted Internationally recognized woodworking artisans.

​"I am enchanted by the aesthetic of wearable art and fashion design." Cynthia says. "The arts of Asia strongly influence my work. Creating personality and expression through embellishment brings great satisfaction."

Cynthia affectionately acknowledges the help and support of dear friends, notably Dale Larson, Binh Pho, Cindy Drozda and Madelyn Molina, throughout her journey creating The Amazing Doll collection.


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AWARDS
2021    Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission in collaboration with the South Carolina Arts Foundation and

           the South Carolina Artists Relief Fund
2020    Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission in collaboration with the South Carolina Arts Foundation and

           the South Carolina Artists Relief Fund
2015    Award of Excellence, Artists Guild of Spartanburg, South Carolina
2013    Award of Excellence, American Association of Woodturners (AAW) International Symposium

EXHIBITIONS
2021    Kokeshi Dolls: From Tohuko and Beyond, Sway Gallery, London, UK
2019    Ray Key Collaboration, Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB)
2018    Art in Bloom Exhibition. Gallery at Flatrock, North Carolina
2017    SOFA Chicago, represented by Adam Blaue Galleries
2016    "Masters of Turned Wood Sculpture", Charleston, South Carolina
           "Turned and Sculpted Wood 2016" Exhibition
           SOFA Chicago, represented by Thomas Riley Galleries
2015    SOFA Chicago, represented by Thomas Riley Galleries
           SOFA, Chicago Exhibition “Contemporary Wood Art: The Shock of the Timeless”
2015    "Pablo Nemzoff Collaborations", Loughborough, UK
2014    "Ceremony", American Association of Woodturners (AAW) International Symposium – invited artist

           SOFA Chicago, represented by Thomas Riley Galleries
            "The Art of the Craft Exhibition”, Athens, Georgia
2013    SOFA Chicago, represented by Thomas Riley Galleries
            "Harmony", American Association of Woodturners International Symposium - invited artist
2012    "A Walk in the Woods", American Association of Woodturners International Symposium - invited artist

PUBLICATIONS
2021    "Masters of Contemporary Wood Art", Volume IV

           Japanese Kokeshi Dolls: The Woodcraft And Culture Of Japan's Iconic Wooden Dolls
           Woodturning magazine issue 359
2020    “Masters of Contemporary Wood Art”, Volume III
2019    “Ray Key Collaborations”, Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB)
2018    American Association of Woodturners Journal Vol 33, Feature article "The Amazing Doll Series"
           Kokeshi Trends Magazine, "She said Yes" featured in April issue
           Spartanburg Herald Journal, Feature Article
           Kokeshi Trends, Feature Article, July issue
           "Masters of Contemporary Wood Art", Volume I
           "Intersection, Art and Life" by Kevin Wallace
           Norwegian Handicraft Magazine featuring The Amazing Doll Collection
2017    Kokeshi Trends Magazine, Feature Article, August Issue
           Kokeshi Trends Magazine, Work featured, June Issue
           Kokeshi Trends Magazine - Work featured, February issue
           Woodturning magazine - Work featured, September issue
2016    "Charleston" Magazine - Work featured, April issue
            American Craft Magazine, Work featured in June issue
2015    "Pablo Nemzoff Collaborations", Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB)
            "Craftsman of the Kingdom" of King Arthur's Tools by Jasmine Spitler
           AAW American Woodturner Journal, Volume 30 no 3
2014    British Woodworking magazine - Profile article
           Pyrography Magazine - Feature Article and Cover Photo
2013    AAW American Woodturner Magazine - Feature Article
           AAW American Woodturner Journal - Pyrography Article
2012    AAW American Woodturner Journal - Members Gallery
           Woodturning Design Magazine – Cover
           Woodturning magazine, UK - Reader's Showcase
           Creative Wood, New Zealand – Profile Feature
2011    Woodturning Design Magazine – Showcase Article

COLLECTIONS
American Association of Woodturners (AAW), Gallery of Wood Art permanent collection
King Arthur's Tools
The Kamm Teapot Foundation Collection
The Daniel Collection, UK
The Deena and Jerry Kaplan Collection
Soul Portals Collection
The Hartwig Collection
The Gene and Robin Colley Collection
The Dr Richard and Elizabeth Hogue Collection
The Collection of Brent and Deb English
The Dale Larson Collection

The Steve Sinner Collection

The Litjens Collection, Netherlands

Meet Cynthia

Events

2022  July 28~31 Turn on! Chicago, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northbrook, Illinois


2023 March 24,25,26 Turnfest, Seaworld Resort, Queensland, Australia