Award-winning sculptor and 2014-2015 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India, Cynthia Siegel focuses on the expressive possibilities of the figure. Ms. Siegel explores the narrative potential of how the physical body might wear its emotional experiences, developing a textured skin of imagery that is fueled by a love of storytelling, anthropology and natural history. She exhibits her sculpture and works on paper nationally and internationally, receiving awards at the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale and the Cheongju International Craft Biennale. Her work is part of many public and private collections, and is included in such publications as Ceramics Today, Ceramic Art and Perception, and 500 Figures in Clay. Ms. Siegel has presented lectures and workshops in India, Israel, Taiwan, China, New Zealand, and the U.S. She received her MFA from San Jose State University, and teaches in the ceramics departments at Cabrillo College. She lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA.