Artist Statement

“I have created a diverse and unique body of work which has culminated from my desire to create glass forms inspired by the images that are constantly presented from my environment, relationships and experiences.

The glass is my canvas through which I can bring some of my thoughts and visions into a visual form that can be shared by others. I am challenged through the manipulation of both warm & cold glass techniques.

Each handcrafted jewel, object or sculpture is created from an  extension of the images inherent in other artworks, a micro snapshot, maybe an entire image or a unique form taken shape from a random vision…”

Cindy’s practice is based on kiln-formed glass which involves utilising the heat harnessed from the depth of a kiln, to transform glass into an array of unique and distinctive artwork that captures her creative imagination and emerges with its own unique fingerprint. She is inspired by her surroundings and experiences which are interpreted within the realms of her medium resulting in a diverse body of work that includes public artwork that engages communities, architectural, decorative, conceptual and wearable art.

Cindys Story
“In honour of you Dad…”

Cindy, a former physical education teacher, has been working with glass since 1995, training herself to become what she is today, an award-winning glass artist. Through trial and error, countless hours of research and reading, Cindy’s experimentation and persistence has enabled her to become extremely knowledgeable in the art of glass. Over time she has built up an expansive work portfolio and met a plethora of fellow artists who have guided her and helped the transition from craftsperson to artisan.

Her mentorship under glass artist Shar Feil Moorman in 2010 saw the significant development in skills, refinement of techniques, and the ability to access different artistic methodologies. As a result, Cindy could now confidently delve into more conceptual based work, utilising these new techniques to effectively convey more meaningful messages within her artwork. In addition to using the glass medium for purely “production” pieces, she was now able to make artistic choices more relevant to her aesthetic and conceptual intent. Cindy’s personal and largely independent journey from high degree of uniqueness and diversity within her body of work.

The image above is of Cindy’s very first glass piece, a photo frame put together in 1995, and a result of her desire to create a personalised frame that would reflect her father’s true spirit. From this creative experience, the initial positive reaction from others, as well as the desire to search out a lifestyle alternative to teaching – the development and growth of the Section Glass Gallery & Cafe began.

Now with her name defining the space, Cindy Poole Glass Gallery has grown into an established gallery and successful arts based tourism attraction and business, showcasing one of the most diverse studio glass arts practices in Australia. Cindy’s more recent exploration into the technical and creative possibilities associated with the recycling of bottle glass waste, has established her as an innovative leader in the area of artistic sustainability and glass recycling.  This has enabled Cindy  to challenge the perceptions associated with the use and value of bottle waste, contribute towards sustainability solutions, live her art form and continually grow as an artist.

Artists Awards
2015 Winner: Esperance Chamber of Commerce & Industry Best Tourism Business
2015 Winner: Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition, Glass Jewellery Prize
2014 Winner: Esperance Chamber of Commerce & Industry Best Tourism Business
2011 Winner: Esperance Biennial Rural Art Award, “Paddocks”
2011 Winner: Esperance Biennial, Open Art Award
2009 Winner: Esperance Chamber of Commerce & Industry Home Based Business
2006 Winner: WA SBDC Regional Home Based Business Awards
2006 Winner: Esperance Chamber of Commerce & Industry Home Based Business
2005 Winner: Esperance Biennial Open Art Award, “The First Sighting” collaborative indigenous design with Doc Reynolds
2005 – 2003 Finalist: WA SBDC Regional Home Based Business Awards
2003 Winner: Esperance Chamber of Commerce & Industry Home Based Business

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