Belinism

Ceramic sculptor and maker of couch crockery

Sunshine Coast, Australia · 305 Sales

Belinism

Ceramic sculptor and maker of couch crockery

Sunshine Coast, Australia 305 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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(128)

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Belin

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Announcement   Hello, welcome to my little shop. My world of bunnies, clouds and swirls awaits...

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Last updated on May 18, 2016

Hello, welcome to my little shop. My world of bunnies, clouds and swirls awaits...

Belin

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Belin

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Developing a new range of sculpture. 20's swimming costume, Pharell's hat, Bride & Groom, sun hat's, beenies ...

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Little breath sculpture 'All you need is love'
Little breath sculpture 'All you need is love'
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About

Welcome to my world of bunnies, birds and cloudy skies.

Hi, I'm Belinda Stanton, but please call me Belin.

I started uni (a little while ago) doing Fine Arts in 2d, textiles and ceramics. Before I finished though, my family grew and I changed to graphic design. I never stopped creating and worked mainly in 2d.

So one afternoon in Summer 2010, my husband put a bag of clay, a table and some chairs in the back yard under a makeshift 'clothesline umbrella'. Then asked me if I'd show the kids (with a few ring-ins) how to 'make stuff' and supervise for a while.

So I started going through the motions learned at art school: knead, roll, coil, shape; knead, roll, coil, shape. The kids all left, but I got hooked and haven't been able to stop ever since.

All of my work has been designed with the same theme. To be engaging. Simply if my work makes someone smile, it has worked. So most of my pieces are showing what it feels like to be blissfully content.
I use a stoneware/porcelain blend which is extremely durable and vitrified (non porous). With care, these pieces could last several life times. The carbon foot print of all of these items is vanishingly small. All items are inert and not toxic to the environment.

There are a few photo's of my studio and progress shots at my blog, and in my instagram feed. If you like my work please feel free to share/favourite my shop, blog, facebook or instagram.
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.
My partner helps in the studio sometimes and is responsible for most of the distribution.
I'm offering finished pieces with a lot of work in them, not patterns to copy.

Thanks to all the awesome bloggers, tumblr's, pinners and treasury makers for all your help!

Shop members

  • Belin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Sunshine Coast artist and designer, loves the feel of mud beneath her fingertips.

  • Jon

    Owner, Customer Service, Shipper

    Sweat hog, office boy and accountant.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 12, 2016
Welcome to my world! I hope you've enjoyed poking around the store. Please message me if you have any questions about my work, or about your purchase. I instagram fairly regularly, but it's only about once every day or two at https://www.instagram.com/belinism/ so I won't choke up your feed :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Paypal is accepted for all purchases. Payment is expected upon sale, however, it may be possible to reserve items if you convo me.
Shipping
Your items are packed with special care using recycled materials wherever possible. Your item will be posted within 3 days of payment clearing, unless you have communicated otherwise.

Shipping in Australia is via Australia Post and automatically includes tracking. If you wish your item to travel via registered post or with insurance, please contact me prior to purchase for a quote.

All international orders are sent by air parcel post plus tracking. This method has a usual time between 5 & 10 working days.

For all orders of $100 or more I will include postage insurance.

Multiple items purchased in the one order will be shipped together. As this can mean reduced costs we will communicate this to you and refund any savings of >AU$10.

I take no responsibility for any damage incurred during shipping. Please ask for insurance if you are concerned.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds or exchanges are offered. All sales are final.

Multiple photos are provided of each item, however if you would like other views or further information, please just ask.
Additional policies and FAQs
All glazes used on crockery items are foodsafe.