Instructors

Belinda Glennon

Young Arts Program Manager | Senior Faculty, Ceramics
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An accomplished artist and educator, Belinda Glennon joined the Crealdé faculty in 2002 and became the Young Artist Program Manager in 2009. She teaches handbuilding and wheel throwing ceramics classes for adults and children. Glennon has been the coordinator for on-site, public school field trips for 15 years. In 2012, she initiated the ceramics program at the school’s Winter Garden facility, where she still travels once a week to inspire the young at heart to play in the mud. Glennon holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Glennon exhibits in art festivals and galleries including Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville; Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach; 5th Avenue Gallery, Melbourne; Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg; Tavares City Hall; and the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park. Her work is in the collection of the City of Apopka.

Artist's Statement

“The spidery veins of a leafy green or the rugged scars from a fallen tree – like fossils, the permanence of stoneware gives a lasting impression to ephemeral objects and fleeting moments. It is a love of nature that led me to clay and continues to influence the form, function and decoration of my stoneware pottery. After a decade of creating handbuilt and wheel thrown pottery, I still love the challenge of taking a soft lump of clay and creating art of lasting beauty. Seeing it used with purpose completes the gesture.”

Belinda Glennon
Selected Awards
  • 2017, Award of Merit, Apopka Art and Foliage Festival, Apopka
  • 2016, Award of Honor, Apopka Art and Foliage Festival, Apopka
  • 2015, Award of Distinction, Apopka Art and Foliage, Apopka
  • 2015, Award of Merit, Spring Festival of the Arts, Maitland
  • 2014, 1st Place Sculpture & Potter, Great Day in the Country, Oviedo
  • 2011, Tangelo Award, Winter Garden Fall Festival, Winter Garden
  • 2011, Best of Show, Great Day in the Country, Oviedo
  • 2010, Judges Choice 3-D, Winter Garden Fall Festival, Winter Garden
Selected Exhibitions
  • 2017, Director’s Choice VI, Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park
  • 2015, Director’s Choice V featuring the Young Artist Faculty, Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park
  • 2015, 2013, The Art of Mentorship, Winter Garden City Hall
  • 2014, Birds & the Bees, SOBO Gallery, Winter Garden