Bonnie Belt Ceramic
Statement: A fascination with nature and trees has pervaded most
of my 30-year career in art. I attended ceramics courses at
college; later studied Chinese brush painting, from which I
learned the subtleties of brushwork and the Chinese philosophy
that influences my work. I currently exhibit my work at
galleries throughout the United States, and at fine art shows
like the Sausalito Art Festival and the Scottsdale Celebration
of Fine Arts. The natural world and respect for nature is the
primary focus of my life and art. I could not exist without the
solitude of the forest or the interaction with the wildlife at
my home in the forest. I try to capture the drama and movement
of the windswept trees of my costal surroundings. I especially
love the cypress trees, they express the enduring - yet fragile-
existence of nature.
All interior glazed pieces are food and water safe, (Wave carved
pieces are water safe but not food safe.) Gold interiors are
painted and are not water or food safe.
After the pieces are painted, the painting is sprayed with a
clear over glaze and waxed to resist the colored glaze. The
entire piece is then dipped in a durable, food safe, microwave
and dishwasher safe glaze. The piece is fired in the kiln to 211
degrees and left to cool. Some mugs and flat pieces have an
applied silicone, non-skid surface.
The piece you are purchasing is 100% made by the artist in
America, so each piece us a handcrafted, hand painted one of a
kind original which you can enjoy using for years to come.