I fell in love with clay as a child and started studying it seriously at age 17. I am always excited to discover the next thing the medium offers. I create “boxes,” from tiny to elaborate furniture with working drawers and doors. I draw inspiration from my family, nature, and my own open heart.
The boxes are hand built, soft slab, made from a porcelain stoneware mix and high fired. More is more, and sometimes more just is not enough. The pieces are decorated with stamps I created. When you see a pattern in the clay, it is not because the clay was rolled over a fabric or some other textured material, it is the result of pressing the same handcrafted stamp over and over again into the soft clay.
I live in Orlando, Florida where I work as a graphic designer in addition to my pottery. You can reach me via Email at: Cynthia.Merithew@yahoo.com