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Hi, I'm Belinda Stanton, but please call me Belin.
I live in Maleny, Queensland in Australia. After exploring 2d for most of my life as a graphic designer, I revisited clay one day in the back yard with the kids (my own and a few neighbourhood kiddies added in). Started going through the motions learned at art school a couple of decades earlier. Knead, roll, coil, shape. Knead, roll, coil, shape. Had a nice little figure growing in front of me, but was running out of clay... Pinch a bit from this kid, 'borrow' a bit from that one, and all done. I just did it to see if I still could, but haven't been able to stop ever since. It is a healthy vice though (mostly).

Now I'm on a mission to make the world a happier place. My work generally revolves about the art of being happy.

No toxic glazes/colours are used in any of my ceramic…

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  • Joined May 24, 2011

Favorite materials

Stoneware, Porcelain mmmm, Raku clay, Pen and ink, Watercolour, Acrylic on canvas

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Belinism
Ceramic sculptor and maker of couch crockery

About

Hi, I'm Belinda Stanton, but please call me Belin.
I live in Maleny, Queensland in Australia. After exploring 2d for most of my life as a graphic designer, I revisited clay one day in the back yard with the kids (my own and a few neighbourhood kiddies added in). Started going through the motions learned at art school a couple of decades earlier. Knead, roll, coil, shape. Knead, roll, coil, shape. Had a nice little figure growing in front of me, but was running out of clay... Pinch a bit from this kid, 'borrow' a bit from that one, and all done. I just did it to see if I still could, but haven't been able to stop ever since. It is a healthy vice though (mostly).

Now I'm on a mission to make the world a happier place. My work generally revolves about the art of being happy.

No toxic glazes/colours are used in any of my ceramic pieces. All items in my shop are inert and completely harmless to the environment once finished. I use shredded junkmail and cardboard with 60% recycled component where possible. Even pots that don't make the grade get reclaimed and used again. I use a stoneware/porcelain blend which is extremely durable and vitrified (non porous). With care, these pieces could last several life times.

There are a few photo's of my studio and progress shots at my blog, and in my instagram feed.
http://belindastanton.com/wp/
http://instagram.com/belinism#
https://www.facebook.com/artbybelin?ref=br_rs

All pieces in my shop started as wet clay.
Were formed into shape by my hands (thrown or built).
Allowed to dry a little then carved by me.
Inlay applied, excess carved away, then colour (if any) painted by me.
Dried properly then bisque fired (2 days) by me.
Brush or dip glazed by me.
Glaze fired (3 days) by me.
Photography by me.
Then advertised, by me.
Packaged, packed and posted by me OR
Sold at markets, by me.
Occasionally my partner helps with markets/distribution.

I'm offering finished pieces with a lot of work in them, not patterns to copy.
If you like my work please feel free to share/favourite my shop, blog, facebook or instagram.
Thanks to all the awesome bloggers, tumblr's, pinners and treasury makers for all your help!

Stay happy!!

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