August 12, 2018

One of my favourite things to make.....soap dishes for Cottage North Soapworks :o)  

July 22, 2018

Bought a slab roller - EXCITED!  Bought two bags of clay!  YAY!  Cleaned up pottery space and found 6 bags of very hard clay...YIKES!  I guess it's been awhile since I've potted.  Alrighty then....let's get this slab roller put together and get this clay party started!  Stay tuned!

  March 2, 2018

On April 4th I will be 59....which means April 5th I'll be in my 60th year!  Ok, deep breath!  So, I will be taking the year to reflect, contemplate, create - preparing a body of work to present on my
60th birthday.  Where?  Who knows?  Just putting that thought out there.  In the meantime, I will be preparing my studio so that I can begin my new chapter.  

January 2018

Learning how to use my lightbox.  Apparently Rocky thinks it's a new playhouse. ;)


July 2017

Getting Inky

Continuing with the 36" x 48".  It's all about the journey with this one.  I have no idea where I'm going....although I'm starting to see images come through.  :)


Started the layering process.  This is just a little snapshot of a section on this 36" x 48" canvas.  It's the largest canvas I've ever worked on!  I'm excited!!!  

Dishes for Cottage North Soapworks

October 2016   Love making these dishes for Dori Lynne Shrubb of Cottage North in Port Dover!

July 2016

Ok, so I was working on the ladies, then I rediscovered my inks.  I absolutely love them.  Now I'm working on my 'love being in nature with my inks'  series.  Well, I don't have an official title yet, but it will come.  ;)

June 2016


Working on a series - The Ladies  

Challenging, but loving the process.  

April 27, 2016


Just dropped these cute little dishes off at Cottage North Soapworks in Port Dover.  

March 27, 2016

Glazes came out totally different than what I expected (welcome to the Raku world).  I do love the copper, and the flashes of colour are really lovely.

March 27, 2016

Firing up the Raku Kiln!  The season has officially begun.  :)

October/November 2015

Working on my new Wabi Sabi design collection.  Imperfectly perfect organic designs.

August 2015

Inspired by my recent painting, I've carved out an image onto clay.  Once bisqued, I will use a Raku glaze and do a Raku fire.  I've also carved out a poem on the back of this piece.  We'll see how it all turns out. :)

August 2015

Mixed media.  I've placed paper, ink and acrylics on top of a written story.  

May 2015

Finished pieces from my new line 'White Lace'.  Just bought more clay to add to the collection.


April 2015

Working on my Spring pottery collection.

March 2015

Started an Art Journal.  I'm really enjoying this exercise.  It allows me to explore and experiment.  Here, I started by laying down watercolours, then when dry, start seeing images in the paint and texture from the handmade paper and starting drawing in ink.  Then.....I just go with it.  

Feb 2015

Painting with watercolours again and am LOVING it!!!

I have put my pottery collection on hold for the moment.  Why?  Because I can't stop doodling!!!  And, doodling has inspired me to paint.  So, out come the brushes!

Hi, Cindy Benko here!

Cindy Benko

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Simcoe, Ontario CANADA

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