No water,

No life,

No blue,

No green.

-Sylvia Earle

Cynthia Cooper is a potter. a teacher. a communicator. a facilitator. an environmentalist. a motivator. a business owner.

Cindy Cooper is a professional clay artist working in Goshen, IN since 1992. She received a Lilly Grant entitled, “Dive Down to Change the Coral Reefs through Art.”  Inspired by her underwater photography of the coral reefs, the high fired bas-reliefs on large jars give the viewer an experience of environmental awareness and the unique beauty of the reefs.


Save the reefs, one piece at a time.

Cynthia’s Sketchbook

Thoughts from Cynthia and news about upcoming shows.

Cynthia Cooper: Gifts of the Sea Exhibit

Fire Arts Inc. invites the public to a truly unique exhibit by clay artist Cynthia Cooper.  “Gifts of the Sea” will be open September 2, with an opening reception on Friday, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Fire Arts Inc. invites the public to a truly unique exhibit by clay...

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  See Cynthia

Summer-Fall 2023 Shows

Dick Lehman and Friends: A Life in Clay
Venue: Goshen Theater, Goshen IN
Some key viewing times:

  • Public opening and artists’ reception at Goshen’s July First Friday 6-7 PM.
  • June 24th, reception for Dick Lehman Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award
  • Wizard of Oz: August 6, 7
  • The show concludes on August 8

Goshen Clay Artist’s Guild: 25 Years Making Art and Building Community

Venue: Goshen College Abner Hershberger Gallery, Goshen, IN
June 19-September 10
Closing reception September 10 @ 2 PM

Hilarie Couture, Cindy Cooper, John Kelty

Venue: University of St. Francis, Ft Wayne, IN (John Weatherhead Gallery)
July 7 – August 11
Exhibition Reception: July 7, 5-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Michiana Pottery Tour

Venue: Goshen Clay Artist’s Guild, Goshen, IN
Saturday, September 23, 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, September 24, 10 AM – 4 PM


Learn with Cynthia.

Cynthia Cooper spent 24 years as an art teacher at Goshen High School and inspired many of her students to pursue their own careers in the arts. Cynthia is retired now, but continues offering education through workshops, lessons and speaking engagements.