NORTH CAROLINA | Cynthia Bringle

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NORTH CAROLINA | Cynthia Bringle

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Stoneware Pitcher

Stoneware clay

7.5"W x 8.5"H

Carved stoneware pitcher, holds 7.5 cups (60 ounces)

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Cynthia Bringle

BIO
Cynthia Bringle is one of America's pre-eminent potters and a legendary teacher whose sphere of influence stretches around the globe. Bringle's work represents more than forty years of functional stoneware. In the Mitchell County community of Penland, where she has lived, worked and inspired since 1970, she carries the honorary title of Mayor. Her imprint on Penland School, her lasting impact on the national, regional and North Carolina craft movement, and her influence on the lives of generations of students have been steady, deep and unassuming.

Her forms may have changed over the years, but her philosophy of what makes a pot a pot remains steadfast: She has been a role model for many aspiring ceramists, influencing the professional careers of countless American and international students. Her former students, many of whom have gone on to become noted potters themselves, describe Bringle's work at the wheel as "making the clay sing in a rhythm that is a dance between her hands and the clay." Her accolades are many. In 2000, Bringle became a fellow of the American Craft Council and last year was awarded a Life Membership in the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Bringle's pottery also is part of private and public collections around the world, including the White House, the Mint Museum of Craft & Design, the State of North Carolina, and the Smithsonian International traveling exhibition.