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Cynthia Lee has been working in ceramics for 30 years and a self-taught ceramicist with the gracious help of many clay friends.  She is an instructor at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts & offers workshops.

Cynthia was director of Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts for 5 years, is currently a full time ceramic artist with a studio at her home in Barnardsville, NC.

www.cynthialeeceramics.com
828.626.2491
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Work Experience

  • Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts
    Director, 2003 – 2008
    Assistant Director, 2001-2003

Exhibitions

  • Odyssey Gallery Student Exhibition, May 2001, 2nd Prize Award, Juror Mark Burleson
  • Meridian Arts Gallery, Huntsville, AL 2005-2007
  • Hendersonville Arts Council, River Arts District Group Show, 2009
  • Asheville Area Arts Council, July 2009
  • Curve Studios, 2007 – 2009
  • Hendersonville Arts Council, summer 2009
  • Haywood Arts Council, Gallery 86, Jan/Feb 2010
  • North Carolina Potters Center, May-July2010
  • Conner Burns Gallery, Natchez Project, Jan 2011
  • Influential Design, Odyssey Ceramic Arts Gallery, Jan/Feb 2011
  • Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts Invitational, in conjunction with NCECA, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, March 22-April 16, 2011
  • Earth, Juried Ceramic Exhibit, 3rd Place, View Art Center Gallery, Aug. 2012
  • Folk Art Center, SHCG, Asheville, NC Jan./April 2013

Galleries

  • Desert Moon Designs Studio and Gallery, Asheville, NC

Publications

  • Hand Building, Shay Amber, Lark Books, 2008

Teaching History

  • Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
    • Beginning Handbuilding, Late Summer, Winter 2002
    • Introduction to Clay, Fall 2003
    • Mid-range Glazing & Firing, Winter 2005
    • Mud-lucious Handbuilding, Spring 2008
    • K-12 Educator Workshop, annually 2000-2008
    • Handbuilding, Summer 2008
    • Mud-lucious II, Late Summer 2008
    • Introduction to Mosaics, Fall 2008
    • Box Fetishes, Late Summer 2009
    • Creative Inspiration, Fall 2009
    • Tile Design, Winter 2010
    • Handbuilding & Firing Techniques, Spring 2010
    • Box Fetishes, Winter 2011
    • Spring 2011
    • Later Summer 2011
    • Fall 2011
    • Winter 2012
    • Spring 2012
    • Fall 2012
    • Handbuilders Lab Winter 2013
    • Paper Clay Spring 2013
    • Ceramics for the Garden and Landscape, Winter 2014
  • Wild Acres Retreat, Creative Handbuilding Workshop, August 2009
  • Wild Acres Retreat, Surface Embellishment & Ornamentation Wskp, September 2010
  • Red Door Arts,  Low Fire Surface Ornamentation, July 2010
  • Wild Acres Retreat, Handbuilding, September 2011, Sept. 2012, Sept. 2013
  • View Arts Center, Old Forge, NY August 2012

Curator

  • Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC, Butter Dishes, Oct.-Dec. 2004
  • Odyssey Gallery, Summer Visiting Artist, Summer 2004
  • Odyssey Residency Exhibitions:
    • Asheville Area Arts Council Front Gallery, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
    • Roswell Art Center, Odyssey Resident Artist Exhibition, 2006
    • Odyssey Gallery, Past Residents of Odyssey, 2003
    • Odyssey Gallery, Odyssey Resident Artist Exhibition, 2004
    • Grove Arcade Arts & Heritage Gallery, 2007

Organizations

  • River Arts District, Asheville, NC  2007 – 2013