Cecile returned to art school in 1988 to pursue her passion for clay by studying ceramics, attaining a two-year diploma. She created Arts Alternatives, a clay jewelry, accessories and pottery business in 1989, opening a fine crafts gallery in Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park along with husband Richard in 1989. The successful shop remained open for 6 seasons, after which family time and studio work became a priority.
Cecile has marketed her art and crafts across Western Canada since that time and works in her clay studio to prepare for solo exhibitions of her clay wall pieces and for commissioned work. Cecile has been awarded government art grants and in 1995 received a travel grant to study architectural ceramics in Florida. Cecile was hired as a part time ceramics and design instructor at SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology). She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and her work has won a number of prominent provincial awards.