Growing up in a rural southwest Minnesota setting made it possible for creativity to be a necessity. Through exploration, Cindy discovered there was rare beauty in the simple things. At a young age she had a calling for taking something previously used and diminished, and making it once again useful and beautiful. Throughout the years, this creativity has only increased and led her to be comfortable in almost every medium, but she has always been drawn to steel. She enrolled at a local art center in sculptural welding and began her journey in the early 90s. From 1999 to 2005, Cindy took a brief hiatus from steel, yet she continued to create through cooking, design, and painting, while raising her family.
Drawn back to steel again in 2005, she missed the textures and the rhythms of the raw steel and found objects that they take on when they become one. Cindy started incorporating kiln-formed glass into the mix after designing a piece for a client that combined both the patina of the steel with the vivid colors of the glass. She now has a substantial calling for her glass and steel work combinations. Her studio is set up to accommodate both the steel welding, cutting, and construction, as well as the glass design and firing. Itís located just outside of Chaska, Minnesota, where she resides with her husband and children.
Cindy exhibits her work throughout the Midwest and Coastal United States. She does corporate and private installations. She volunteers her time with miracle kids to create works of art to be used for fundraising purposes.
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