Cindy has been creating with clay all her life. She started as a small child, making little sculptures from clay found in her mother's garden, and threw her first pot on a wheel at age 12. In 2001, Cindy and her husband Jim opened Out of the Fire Studio in Edmonton, Alberta. 

Cindy now combines the skill of a production potter with imagination and playfulness to create a line of pottery that is both functional and funky. She has created a line of glazes that reflect all the colours of Alberta. From the blues of the mountains, greens and browns of the grasslands, and dramatic combinations of them all. 

Cindy and Jim live with their two dogs, Harvey and Pepper, in the village of Coutts in Southern Alberta.