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Artist.  Maker.



My small garden, Volition, was accepted into Breakthrough Plus!!
Please visit as she travels Newmarket, Burlington and Waterloo,
Ontario 2024.
She represent the beauty and strength of the women I met during the pandemic and one in particular. 
Volition is the Orchid for admiration and Centaury flower for personal will.



Artist. Maker.

Ottawa based ceramic artist, Cynthia O’Brien has honed her skills while constantly examining life’s emotions.  As a hand builder O’Brien believes strongly that clay as a material, speaks for itself and to be a maker there needs to be a healthy respect.  She emphasizes this relationship with the use of minimal glazes to show off the natural colour of the clay body and the importance of the human touch in finished work.  

O’Brien’s intimate work blends her love of clay and her own emotional growth as a person.  As one of her most important relationships of her life, it is only natural that clay has been her accomplice through all life trials:   Love - Failings - Choices - Success - Death   

These emotional subjects are expressed sculpturally through the beauty, strength and

fragility of the natural forms in her work.


For exhibiting and purchasing inquiries please contact

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