Cynthia Hendrickson

Since early childhood, I have been involved with the arts to one degree or another.  At the tender age of three, my mother enrolled me in a children’s art program at the Denver Fine Arts Museum.  I made a clay Appaloosa horse, which I still have.  It closely resembles a black bear with blue spots.  My mother saved my art work, and, as a mature woman viewing my mother’s scrapbook, I realize that creating is simply part of who I am.

I was fortunate enough to attend The High School for Performing and Visual Arts in my junior and senior years of high school.  My experiences at HSPVA were amazing and life changing.  I was taught by some of the finest artists in the Houston area.  I improved my drawing and design abilities, as well as learned new types of expression in fiber weaving, ceramics, and photography.  Outside of the school, I was able to learn the basics of metal fabrication and lost wax casting taught by one of the HSPVA teachers in her personal studio.

 

I have degrees in both Natural Science and Cultural Anthropology.  After teaching high school science for 14 years, I am now able focus on jewelry on a daily basis. My early jewelry was comprised wire woven pieces, primarily self-taught techniques.  I created woven wire work for over 5 years and began to take workshops to learn soldering techniques.  My current work combines traditional metal fabrication with wire weaving.