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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"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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2017 Events

Mitchell’s Coffee House
Lakeland, Florida
August 3-August 23, 2017

CraftArt St. Pete
501 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Member’s Show
August 25-October 21, 2017

Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
October 14-15, 2017

Halifax Art Festival
Daytona Beach, Florida
November 4-5 2017

2016 Events

Ridge Art Fine Art Exhibition
Winter Haven, FL
Received Marquardt Family Sculpture Award

Old Florida Celebration of the Arts
Cedar Key, Florida
April 9-10, 2016

Lakeland Art Guild Member’s Only Show
Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL
April 28, 2016-June 23, 2016
Received 3rd Place

Halifax Art Show
November 5-6
Ormond Beach, FL

2015 Events

Ridge Art 65th Fine Art Exhibition
Winter Haven, FL
January 8-25
Received Marquardt Family Sculpture Award

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

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

Art Center Sarasota's "I'll Be the Judge" Show
Sarasota, FL
May 21-June 26
Received Best in Show for Clay Lichen and Honorable Mention for Tokyo

Winter Park Autumn Fine Art Show
Winter Park, FL
October 10-11

Art Crawl
Lakeland, FL
Polk Museum of Art
November 14, 2015

CraftArt St. Pete
St. Petersburg, Florida
November 21-22, 2015

Cocoa Village Art Fair
Cocoa, Florida
December 5-6, 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


May 2014
Ridge Art Aviation Show
Best in Show


May 2015
Art Center Sarasota
I'll Be the Judge Show
Best in Show