First Name:GaleaLast Name:BelinscaiaBusiness Name:Galea Belinscaia Studio PotteryBusiness Description:I create collections in clay, using only traditional hand building and sculpting techniques. Each piece takes several weeks to complete because my process involves hand shaping and modelling before natural air-drying at room temperature, then glazing, kilning, polishing and finishing to the highest standards. My working methods are best suited to producing individual works, short runs and limited editions.
My influences are several, and include classical forms and shapes, tribal art, Asian art, the natural and the organic world. I am particularly interested in capturing rhythms and patterns in everyday objects made in clay.
My figurative work can have a wistful and wry aspect to it and often echoes primitive, tribal and Asian artefacts to offer my observations on the world around me. I work in a range of clay media including stoneware, terracotta, pre-coloured clays and raku.
I am an Associate Member of the Craft Potters Association.Business Address:6 Warnford Grove
BD4 9ENCountry:United KingdomBusiness Tel:07963 157672Website:http://www.galeabel.artweb.com