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Artist: Cynthia Bringle

Cynthia Bringle
Cynthia Bringle, NORTH CAROLINA
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What is a pot
a pot is not
just any gray
little bowl of clay
a pot is a pot
for daffodils
or a porridge pot
or a pot for pills
cruets and goblets
jars and jugs
platters and plates
and trays and mugs
shallow pots
or dark and deep
pot to give
and pots to keep
touch them, hold them
pick them up
batter bowl
or saké cup
and feel the curve
of earth and sky
kitchen warm
or springtime shy
a pot is mood
of many hues
but most of all
a pot is to use.


Having painted in my early days, I went to the Memphis Academy of Art to continue. After taking several pottery classes I changed my major.

After a couple of summers at Haystack School of Crafts in Maine and graduate school at NY State College of Ceramics in Alfred, NY, I set up my studio.

From 1965-1970, I was in Eads, TN and in 1970 I moved to Penland, NC.

Being a full time artist is my passion and pleasure. I hope yours is in the use.


Life Membership – Southern Highland Craft Guild
Fellow of the American Craft Council
North Carolina Award for Fine Art
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts – Memphis College of Art
North Carolina Living Treasure – University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Work is included in private collections and museums, but mostly found in many kitchen cabinets.

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