It all started almost 30 years ago, on her father’s farm in Northern California’s Alexander Valley. Cynthia Myers stood at her Mom’s kitchen window and watched in the barnyard below. What she saw was a woman in a mask, wearing goggles, gloves and using her Pop’s air compressor – sandblasting a huge glass window. “I was instantly intrigued and wanted to do what she was doing,” Cynthia recalls how her love affair with glass began.
At the beginning the glass was from barn finds: canning jars, old wine bottles, and stained glass panels. Cynthia taught herself and taught herself well. “I am privileged to work with glass blowers who allow me to design shapes and choose the colors for my etching and carving work.”
With an eye for subtlety and detail, Cynthia employs a shadowing technique that gives her artistry depth and dimension. She has developed an ever widening reputation for her sand carved glass vases with their decorative artwork and their innovative cut-away rims.
Glass is a wonderful medium in that it plays with light, capturing it, reflecting it, sliding off a smooth surface and penetrating through to reflect the etchings. I work hard to create a design that will enhance the play of light, but my deepest hope is that these forms will have a function: to stop you during the passing of the day when the light hits the etching just so, and make you say: “Oh that is so Beautiful! It makes me feel good.”
Cynthia lives and works on the beautiful Northern California Coast where she enjoys and is inspired daily her garden and by the nature that surrounds her.