Northwest artist, Cynthia Toops' new work in felt
Cynthia Toops is a Seattle artist, originally from Hong Kong, began making polymer clay beads and jewelry in 1986, inspired by Lois Dubin’s book, The History of Beads. Over the years she has experimented with many decorative techniques for polymer clay , including borrowing ancient techniques. Toops incorporates these same concepts into her new felt work.
She began her education with a BA in Biology from Drake University. She then moved on to The Factory for Visual Arts before earning her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in various galleries across the country, most recently at Facere Gallery in Seattle. Toops’s work has also been in exhibitions at several museums including the Tacoma Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum and American Craft Museum among others.