Ileana Tierney is a ceramic Artist residing in rural Ottawa. Tierney is a graduate of Graphic Design from Algonquin College. Primarily a self taught artist her foray into clay began over 10 years ago she has augmented her studio work with courses, workshops, and individual instruction from experienced potters. Tierney work has been included in a number of Exhibitions and has received various awards. Drawing on many years of fine art and graphic design Tierney's work is sculptural and functional.
My inspiration comes from the rocky treed landscape which surrounds my living and studio space. Resonating the raw strength and resilience of nature by allowing it to unfold into the pieces I help shape is my focus. Shaping, carving and spraying glazes in layers is my process of expression.