Carving deeply in the clay, figurative sculptor Cynthia Siegel develops a textured skin of imagery that is fueled by a love of storytelling, anthropology and natural history. Within her studio practice, Ms. Siegel considers the beauty that comes from the passage of time, and she creates work that celebrates the human connection to the natural world. Ms. Siegel exhibits her sculpture 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. A 2014-2015 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India, Ms. Siegel has presented lectures and workshops in India, Israel, Taiwan, China, New Zealand, and the U.S. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MFA from San Jose State University. Cynthia Siegel lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA.