• Product Illustration
    Created for Young and Rubicam for Carriba Rum
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  • Children's Book Illustration
    Paper Stained Glass, Klutz / Scholastic Books
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  • Magazine Illustration
    Illustrated for Brookside Monthly Magazine
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  • Whimsical Pottery
    A sample of some of my handmade ceramic plates
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  • Altered Books
    Edgy mixed media in Altered Book Design.
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  • Visual Journal
    Mixed Media Journal Spread, Collage, Painting
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Cindy Couling – Mixed Media Artist, IllustratorArt_Brain_Couling_Self_Portrait

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Copper Luster Glazed Raku Tiles

Raku Firing

We spent the day doing  3 raku firings today. It was alot of fun, but also alot of work! Raku firing requires some planning and coordination, so it’s best to plan ahead. Decide the order you want to fire in depending on the types of glazes or raku firing techniques you plan to use. It’s […]

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Prepped pottery ready to be raku fired.

Getting ready to Raku! (Because all potters love fire!)

We’re planning a raku firing this weekend. What is it about the smoke, the fire, the stress, the waiting that gets us potters so excited? I guess it’s the ‘not knowing’ – the gamble. Raku fired pottery is so unpredictable. You might think you’re going to get a lovely shiny copper finish and plan for […]

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Final set of ceramic clay matroyoska dolls painted by CIndy Couling.

‘What if’s’ during the ceramic firing process – Pages 08/14/13

Opening the kiln is just like Christmas morning. It’s always a surprise, (and sometimes can also be a little disappointing.). It’s the anticipation. It often takes an entire day for the kiln to fire to temperature and then another day for it to cool down until it’s safe to open it. I always have to […]

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Matroyoska Ceramic Doll Couling

Matroyoska Ceramic Doll Set – Pages 08/07/14

I’ve been working on a set of ceramic Matroyoska dolls. Note to self, you must learn how to spell it properly and remember the name before you start blogging about it. Really, I’ve had a hard time remembering the name of the dolls and it’s embarrassing. I am not even sure I have it right […]

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Mixed Media Art Jewelry – Pages 03/01/14

Here are the final Anti-Valentine’s Day Swap charms from the swap I participated in. Everyone came up with some super rad charms! One of the girls made these cool charm holders. I am very pleased with how it all came out.

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Sun-Drawing-Couling

Coloring Book Sketches – Pages 02/14/14

All this talk about bad weather everywhere. I think we need a little sunshine to get us through.

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