Winkle creates furniture and objects using wood and paint. She has exhibited extensively, including SOFA, Wanted Design NYC and Architectural Digest Home Show. Her residencies include: Windgate I.T.E. at the Center for Art in Wood, Windgate Residency at Purchase College, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the Appalachian Center for Craft. In 2011 she was awarded a State of Tennessee Individual Artist Award and the Society of Arts and Crafts John D. Mineck furniture fellowship in 2014.