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Belinda Glennon

Belinda Glennon
Senior Faculty,
Ceramics & Sculpture

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Belinda Glennon, Senior Ceramics Faculty and Coordinator for Youth Programs

Belinda joined the Crealdé faculty in 2002 and became the coordinator for the Youth Programs in 2009. Currently she teaches hand building for adults, wheel throwing for teens and has been the coordinator and primary instructor for on site, public school field trips for seven years. Belinda holds a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Central Florida.

Artist Statement

Make something out of nothing. A silk purse from a sows ear... I have always loved that challenge. With every handful of clay the gauntlet is tossed down and I must create a pot that compels people to touch, hold and use. I hand build or wheel throw a stoneware vessel and then see to what limits I can take it by stretching, paddling, carving or compressing while the clay is very plastic. I then embellish the pot with textures from found objects, kitchen tools, fabric, tree bark, moss, or leaves creating a surface that begs to be touched. Sometimes there is the playful addition of a whimsical creature ornamenting a knob or a handle that evokes a smile or a chuckle from the user.

Patterns, colors and contrasts found in nature, like the mottled greens and blacks of moss, the crystalline surprise of a geode inside the quiet rock or the gnarly twists of a weathered stick inspire my choices for the final surface decoration but the kiln firing adds the finishing touches. Will it be a gift or a gaff?


Wading and Waiting

Great Blue

Out on a Limb

Horsin' Around

Selected Individual Exhibitions

1st Thursdays, Into the Wild, Orlando Museum of Art 2010

8th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, FL 2008

The Art of Tea, Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé 2008

Mad Hatters Tea Party, Armory Art Center, W. Palm Beach, FL, Purchase Award 2008

100% Pure Florida, 5th Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL 2007

Awards & Grants

Great Day in the Country, Oviedo, FL
3rd Place Fine Arts 2009

Windermere Art Festival
2nd Place Sculpture & Pottery 2009

Lucas Butterfly & Nature Art Festival, Oviedo, FL Best of Show 2008

Great Day in the Country, Oviedo, FL
2nd Place Best Craft 2007

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