This adorable wombat is based on a characterful Tasmanian girl who lives on Maria Island in Tasmania, Australia and I just had to call her after her beautiful home.
When walking in Tasmanian National Parks you come across a lot of wombats and they are very focused on their food, nibbling away at the grass and not really wanting to pay you much attention at all. So it makes it very easy to settle down and watch them, take photos and become familiar with their individual characters.
I’ve painted Maria the Wombat originally in watercolour paints – Daniel Smith watercolors in the this case – and then printed her in under glaze so I can fire my painting into the porcelain.
If you like something that is exactly the same as the next one, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you value quality artisan designs that are tactile, beautiful and unusual you’ll love these treasures.
Each wombat is unique, giving you something special and captivating. Made in an artisan process over a series of weeks in a sunny coastal studio with multiple kiln firings, each wombat is different and reflects its handmade origin.
Maria the Wombat is part of my series of paintings of Australian animals, including koalas, kangaroos, joeys, wallabies, sea birds and platypuses.
Artisan Gift Details
Made from Australia’s finest porcelain – Southern Ice Porcelain – and glazed so can handle everyday life (including washing off the odd bit of dinner).
All designs are made by Belinda in Sydney, Australia.
Brooch 3.8cm x 3.8cm (1.5″ x 1.5″) – an approximate circle
A smaller version of this charming creature is also available as a brooch or necklace.
Necklaces are also available.
My Sources of Inspiration
This wombat watercolour painting is based on an actual wombat who lives on Maria Island in Tasmania. I love watching wombats and have photographed them with my zoom lense for quite a few years now with my regular trips to the Tasmanian Craft Fair.
I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown
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