Hi, I am Cynthia and I have been a practicing artist, sculptor, and ceramicist for approximately twenty-five years. Previously, I have owned and operated an online pottery supply shop in Ipswich QLD Australia. I have also been involved in running community workshops and events throughout the Ipswich and Brisbane region. I have now returned to northern NSW where I run my ceramic studio. As an artist and potter, I am extremely diverse. I enjoy mixing multimedia by utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator to design decals for my ceramic pieces. Some decals are Iron oxide based and some are screen printed, low-fired, on-glaze decals. My work can be wheel thrown, slip cast or extend to sculptural hand-built forms. I develop and mix my own glazes and glaze development is a continuous work-in-progress. I mix porcelain slip and add commercial stains then hand carve the pieces. If you have a commission project you think I may be interested in, please contact me. Education 2017 - Certificate III Business 2015 - First Aid Certificate 2013 - Certificate IV Small Business Management, Sarina Russo, Toowong 2011 - Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, Lismore TAFE 2010 - Diploma in Ceramics, Lismore TAFE 2009 - Certificate IV in Ceramics, Lismore TAFE 2004 - Certificate III in Ceramics, Lismore TAFE 1995 - Bachelor of Arts, Southern Cross University 1992 - Certificate of Art & Design, Kangaroo Point College, Brisbane

Cynthia Manietta is a ceramic artist based in Lismore northern NSW, Australia. Working primarily in cone six stoneware using wheel throwing, hand-building, and slip casting techniques, Cynthia applies clean, modern decal Images to her ceramics.

With a background in design, Cynthia began studying ceramics in 2004 and is currently continuing her practice-led exploration into functional ceramic artworks. Cynthia hand-makes and fires each one of her pieces in small batches in her home studio.

Cynthia states: My interest as a ceramic artist is to incorporate design and imagery into my ceramic objects. Each piece is hand formed or slip-cast. To add elements of design I use illustrator and photoshop to create individual ceramic decals. I print and covercoat the decals, apply individually by hand and refire my work a third time. I like to combine raw, earthy clay with unique designs that create stunning and contrasting combinations.

After the decal firing my ceramic images are fade resistant and UV stable and dishwasher safe. Any Photographs, typography, logos, any digital content can be reproduced. 

All the pieces you see here are designed, crafted with great care and attention to detail in my small, north coast studio. My heart and soul is invested in each item and these beautiful pieces.

Education
2017 – Certificate III Business
2015 – First Aid Certificate
2013 – Certificate IV Small Business Management, Sarina Russo, Toowong
2011 – Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, Lismore TAFE
2010 – Diploma in Ceramics, Lismore TAFE
2009 – Certificate IV in Ceramics, Lismore TAFE
2004 – Certificate III in Ceramics, Lismore TAFE
1995 – Bachelor of Arts, Southern Cross University
1992 – Certificate of Art & Design, Kangaroo Point College, Brisbane