Out of the Fire Sculpture Studio
My narrative sculpture may evoke memories and emotions or make a statement on how I see mankind's place in the world. I'm inspired by recollections from my childhood, observations, and musings about the human condition. Some of my work explores our desires, concerns, disappointments, victories, hopes, ways of coping, and our need for acceptance. Many pieces tell stories of experiences that a lot of us have in common and how they transform us.
Cindy Biles sketched as a child and dabbled in painting during her teen years. In college, she majored in biology and anthropology. Both continue to inform her art. After earning her degree, Cindy moved to North Carolina to attend graduate school. She discovered a new passion-sculpting in clay. She took courses at Elon University and has taken workshops with some of the country's best ceramic artists. Cindy's work has won awards on the national and international levels and can be found in private collections around the country. She is regularly invited to participate in national exhibits. An artist-in-the-schools, Cindy has developed programs that integrate sculpting in clay with other subjects in the NC curriculum. She also teaches students of all ages and levels of experience at her studio in Saxapahaw, NC. Cindy recently began creating earrings with hypoallergenic hooks and innovative and exciting designs!