Ilena Finocchi, American

Ilena Finocchi

Ilena has an active studio and showing record and recently completed a large majolica tiled public art project in Lodi, CA.

Ilena's work has garnered the attention of national galleries and museums, across the country like the Museum of Art and Design in New York, Art Basel Miami and SoFA Chicago. Her artwork has been published in multiple books and international magazines and is part of permanent collections, both public and private across the country. Ilena was a resident at the prestigious Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana. Ilena was awarded the McKnight Residency at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She continues to educate as well as give workshops and slide lectures around the country. Her design and illustration clientele are directed to businesses that desire personal attention and demand a higher quality of design that works.


• School for American Crafts 
   Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
   Master of Fine Arts 2005 

  1. • Youngstown State University
    Youngstown, OH Bachelor of Fine Arts 1991

Professional Info
& References, Portfolio

Articles and Publications

Clay, Light & Water

Margaret O’Rorke

February, 2010 Pg. 44-45

Ceramics Monthly Magazine

Article I wrote on CAA show 

Pg. 48-51

Published in the January 2012 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Courtesy of Ceramics Monthly and the Ceramics Publication Company. 

Bottle Show Article

Ceramics Art & Perception

September, 2009 Pg. 41

500 Raku

Lark Books March, 2011

Lithophane Article

Ceramics Monthy

October, 2008 Pg. 54

Surface Design for Ceramics by Maureen Mills

Lark Books 2008 Pg. 134

Mold Making and Slip Casting by Andrew Martin

Lark Books 2007

Pg. 70, 95

500 Animals in Clay

Lark Books 2006  Pg. 120, 314

Self Promotion OnLine by Ilise Benun

North Light Books Books 2001

Pg. 110-113

Print’s Best Logos & Symbols 6

RC Publications 2000

Pg. 149

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