Ilene Phelan

Ilene Phelan

 

Originally a graphic designer, I am driven by the need for creative expression.  The journey of experimenting with clay and glass as mediums is extraordinary, especially when new ideas work.  Thank you for your interest in my handcrafted pottery and fused glass pieces.

 

 

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Solution Graphics

"When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artist to be themselves. That decided it for me. I was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn."
- Walt Disney

Horsehair Pottery
Horsehair Pottery by Ilene Phelan
Fused Glass
Fused Glass Art by Ilene Phelan
Raku Pottery
Raku Pottery by Ilene Phelan

Original Handcrafted Art & Fused Glass

This site showcases the works of Ilene Phelan and is filled with handcrafted pottery and fused glass art to give as a gift or treasure for your personal collection.

Studio Art's gallery of handcrafted pottery reflects a blend of fine art, ceramics, and sculpture. Each piece is unique. Techniques focus on traditional raku as well as horsehair. They both achieve unanticipated results.

Studio Art's gallery of fused glass art reveals the endless diversity of glass.  Whether it is color, shape, texture, pattern, or the blending of them all, it allows me the opportunity to create infinite designs, for ornaments, pendants or works of fused glass art.

Thank you for your interest in my handcrafted pottery and fused glass. We all need beauty in our world and it is my hope that you find it here.

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2014 Events

Ridge Art Fine Art Show
Winter Haven, FL
January 

Ft. Myers Art Show
February, 2014

Central Park Art Show
Downtown Winter Haven, Florida
Free & Open to the Public
March 15-16

Mainsail
St. Petersburg, Florida
April 19-20, 2014

Ridge Art Reflections Art Show
Winter Haven, Florida
April 2014
Received an Award of Excellence

Lakeland Art Guild 43rd Annual Art Exhibition
Melvin Gallery
Lakeland, Florida
May 9-June 6, 2014
Received a Sponsorship Award

Mayfaire By The Lake
Lakeland, Florida
May 10-11, 2014
Received a Merit Award

Ridge Art Aviation Show
Winter Haven Airport
May 31, 2014
Received "Best in Show" for Pilot's Perspective

Disney Festival of the Masters- Cancelled for Construction
Downtown Disney
Kissimmee, FL

Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
October 11-12, 2014
Winter Park, FL

Art Crawl
Polk Museum of Art
November 15, 2014
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Received a 2nd Place Award

St. Petersburg CraftArt
November 22-23, 2014
St. Petersburg, FL

2015 Events

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Show
March 20-22, 2015
Winter Park, FL

Mayfaire By The Lake
Lakeland, Florida
May 9-10, 2015


Statement From
The Artist

 

My passion for clay has evolved into an ethereal balance between the limitations I place upon each piece I create and the beauty that is crafted as a result of those boundaries. Each piece becomes a unique creation. Handcrafted pottery teaches me patience. It challenges me to think about who I am and where I want to go. It offers me an avenue to explore with my hands what is in my heart. This artistic journey allows me the freedom of expression through the passion and pleasure that comes from creating something beautiful out of mud!  Please visit my gallery of handcrafted pottery and enjoy.

 

Ilene Phelan 

 

 

Handcrafted Pottery
Awards of Excellence

 

March 2006
Arts on the Park
Members Show
for “The Basin”


 March 2007
Ridge Art Association
Strength of Form Show
for "Tortoise Shell"

 

September 2007
Arts on the Park
Members II Show
for "Firewood"

 

February 2008
Arts on the Park
Members Show 1
for "Earth"

 

March 2009
Arts on the Park
Fine Arts Show

 

March 2011
Central Park Fine Art Show
Award of Excellence

 

March 2011
Photography, Jewelry, Pottery Show
Second Place

 

March 2012
Central Park Art Festival
Award of Excellence

 

March 2013
Central Park Art Festival
Judge's Award
2nd Place

 

April 2013
Ridge Art Miniature Show
Sculpture & Pottery
Judge's Choice

 

October 2013
Winter Park Fall Art Show
Award of Honor 

 

November 2013
Disney Festival of the Masters
Award of Distinction

 

April 2014
Ridge Art Reflections Show
Award of Excellence