Annelies Slabbynck is born in 1968 in Belgium.
At the age of 17 she starts an art education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Aalst (B). During two years she studies Decorative Arts and Crafts. She continues her art studies at the Higher Institute of Visual Arts, Sint-Lucas in Ghent (B), where she focuses on the mayor of ceramics.
Her first encounter with China takes place in 1997, where she stays during a four months period at the Central Academy for Art and Design in Beijing.
During the following years she’ll travel and live between Belgium and China; Shanghai.
Besides working with clay, the use of antique textiles and medical objects as well experimenting with sewing techniques, will take a more prominent place within her art oeuvre.
Till present her work in the form of textile / ceramic and mixed media art; features in national and international galleries and museums.
Since June 2015 she lives again permanently in Belgium; in her hometown Ghent