Porcelain Art Classes

China painting classes are on a continuing basis.
Beginning and advanced china painting students are welcome.


Porcelain Paintings

by Mary Belle Cordell



Still Life



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Porcelain artist Mary Belle Cordell and pianist composer Gail Smith will be appearing at the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Community church, 4433 Bougainvillea Dr., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 7:00 PM until 9:00PM.  The musical program will feature a new composition written by Gail and inspired by the porcelain painting titled, Storm on the Beach.  The original painting will be shown at the concert and copies of the music and the painting will be available for purchase.

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Silent Retreat

Mary Belle Cordell is showing her porcelain paintings "Silent Retreat" in the South Florida: New Perspectives show at the Bonnet House Museum.  The exhibition is being held in the Carl Weinhardt Gallery at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.  Exhibition date January 16, 2014 through March 2, 2014.

Not being exhibited but in the same porcelain painting series by Mary Belle is this beautiful artwork:

A Very Cool Drink

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Mary Belle Cordell recently was chosen to have her porcelain art published in the International Contemporary Artist Volume VII art book, published by ICA Publishing Company.  She is the only porcelain artist selected out of four hundred thirty four international artists that are published in this hard cover book.  Books may be purchased by contacting the artist at 954-772-9647.


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One of South Florida's most distinctive historic structures, the Sample-McDouald House was built in 1916 by Albert Neal Sample, a Pompano area pioneer.  The house was originally located on Dixie Highway, in the midst of Sample's pineapple fields.

In 1943 the house was purchased by William D. McDougald, a Deerfield Beach farmer and lawman.  The family preserved the house's original architectural style.  The structure was moved to the current location and is now open to the public for tours and special events.  It serves as a visible reminder of our pioneer heritage.

Mary Belle will be exhibiting her porcelain art at this historic house from March 5th until March 21st, 2014.

Call 954-691-5686 for museum hours. 


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Everglades Forever Celebration

museumofdiscoveryandsciencelogoARTSERVE and the Museum of Discovery and Science collaborated in their Everglades Forever project on December 7th and 8th, 2013.  Twenty artists were selected to show their art and encourage visitors to view the Everglades and support the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.  Building a connection through art and lectures was the theme for the weekend.

The expended attendance of this event was 4,000 people per day.

Mary Belle Cordell was a featured artist and speaker at the museum on Sunday, December 8, 2013.  Her porcelain painting was titled "Silent Retreat".  The painting included a blue heron in a misty Everglades setting.  She spoke about the threatened and endangered species who reside in the boundaries of Everglades National Park and about the restoration that began in 1980 and continues today.  Mary Belle stated: "There is a never ending supply of beautiful art to be seen in our own back yard, "The River of Grass", the Florida Everglades." 


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Mary Belle Cordell receives Scholarship from the Florida State National League of American Pen Women


national_league_of_american_pen_womenMary Belle was awarded the JUST FOR YOU scholarship from the National League of American Pen Women at November convention in Daytona Beach FI. The scholarship may be used to attend any art school of her choice to continue her work in porcelain art. She will use the scholarship to attend the Georgia by the Sea School of Porcelain Art at Tybee Island, Georgia. She will be studying portrait painting with Internationally known porcelain artist Jane Marcks.


Mary Belle continues to study and teach the art of porcelain painting.

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artbravowebsiteMary Belle Cordell was one of the honored few who had her work selected to be in the latest juried art exhibit at ARTSERVE GALLERY, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The jurors for this show were William Braemer, Art Fusion Galleries, Marisa j. Pascucci, Boca Museum of Art and Irene Sperber, Miami Art Zine.


Mary Belle says lilt is always an honor to be selected to be in THE ARTBRAVO show because there are so many talented artists who apply each year." There were a record number of pieces submitted and the caliber of work was extremely high this year. Many of her fine art  porcelain paintings will be exhibited in local galleries and shows in 2014.

The Ancient Art of Reinvention PDF E-mail

The Ancient Art of Reinvention is the title of the article about porcelain artist Mary Belle Cordell that appears in the July/September Cultural Quarterly magazine.  Mary Belle was interviewed by Samantha Rojas writer for the Cultural Division of Broward County.  Mary Belle is a graduate of The Artist as an Entrepreneur course sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division.  She has used skills that she learned in the The Artist as an Entrepreneur to reinvent herself again -  and has appeared on the Gem Shopping Net Work TV show selling her jewelry and art work.  The show was broadcast on Comcast and Direct TV.

Mary Belle says, "you must have a passion for what you do" and continue to learn as much about it as you can.


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Host A Porcelain Class

Contact Mary Belle Cordell to arrange for this master porcelain artist to teach at your facility.  Individual and group rates are available.



From photographs of a loved one, have a master porcelain artist create a life-like portrait - a family heirloom to be passed down through the ages.  Contact Mary Belle for details.

Porcelain Jewelry and Limoge Boxes

You can learn porcelain painting.  Instruction is provided at The Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Please contact Mary Belle for more information.

Steo - By - Step Views

Portraits--------Indian Woman--------The Queen--------Hibiscus--------Banana Triage--------Necklace--------Swan