Cindy Farley is the "production" potter in the family; her creations are both useful tools for the home and beautiful works of art! Cindy specializes in streamlined, simple designs and colorful glazes.
In the late 1970's. Cindy enrolled in a clay class at Pensacola Junior College, which kindled her passion for working with clay and ultimately led to her dream job as a full-time potter.
After the class, Cindy continued in independent study for several years in West Florida and Southern Alabama. In 1989, she moved to East Tennessee, where she taught private and group lessons in hand-building and basic clay sculpting to home-schooled children. Later, she would work in the studio of acclaimed East Tennessee sculptor, Joyce McCroskey.
Cindy now lives in Western North Carolina, where selections of her work are displayed at Mud Dabbers Pottery & Crafts. She has also taught clay classes at Carwile-Dodson Studio for Pottery Instruction, located next door to Mud Dabbers.
Cindy has completed semesters of coursework in clay at Pensacola Junior College and formal courses at Arrowmont School of the Arts in wheel pottery, hand-building, and polymer clay. She has also completed an apprenticeship with John Dodson at the Carwile-Dodson Studio for Pottery Instruction.
When she's not at the potter's wheel, Cindy keeps busy by taking her dog, Sally, for walks, going to Bible studies, learning to play the dulcimer, and stand-up paddleboarding with Mike!
Why I love pottery: "Centering the clay on the wheel each time I make a vessel reminds me how Christ has his hand on me, guiding and molding me into his image. To get the clay to the form I see in my mind is a gift from God and a joy to my heart. To see someone enjoy something I've made is extra special to me!"