Cindy Cherrington

I’ve always been creative in some way.  My mother was an oil painter and a trendy crafts person.  She was always working with my sisters and me to create art of any kind.  It’s in my blood and I suppose she was the instigator.

My career was in the Oil and Gas Industry for over 30 years.  Occasionally, I would take up a new art form and work on it part time.  When my son went to college, I became an empty nester with lots of time on my hands. I first started my art career as a wire wrapping artist firing fused dichroic glass cabochons to make jewelry.  I was successful as a part time artist.  Then, I got laid off my career job.  Because of the downturn in the energy market, I decided to be a full time artist.  And I couldn’t be happier!

My love of glass turned from one small kiln into three.  I still make jewelry cabochons, but my passion is making glass panels using powdered, crushed and cut pieces of glass.  I transform the hard cold glass by layering the compatible glass elements and firing in a kiln.  Layering and firing is done multiple times to create the depth and texture of the glass piece.  I work a lot in “tack fusing” which fires the glass to the base glass but leaves the texture.  Not many artists use this technique.  It’s thrilling to open the door each time to see how the piece has developed.  After all, it’s the only art from that you “close the door and walk way until the next day” to see the results.  It could take many days to complete one piece.

My love of nature inspires me to make landscapes, seascapes, animals and still life’s. 

I’m a member of Lone Star Art Guild and Tomball Art League.  As an award winning glass artist I compete in numerous juried shows around the State.

I love color and lots of it.  It expresses me.  It makes me happy.  I want my glass art to make others happy too.