Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Fourth Annual Orlando Pottery Festival

If you are in the central Florida area on December 6th, you won't want to miss the
Orlando Pottery Festival.

One of the featured artists is Su D'Alessio who creates some of the most intricately painted pieces.  I have a nice little collection of them and cannot wait to add to it this year.

Last November I wrote a post about Su and her Delicate Designs - (click here to view)  here is an exerpt ~


Su says that she has doodled with pen and ink as long as she can remember. Several years ago she began exploring pottery and glazes about the same time she discovered Zentangle. She combined her love for both and developed a uniquely beautiful method of painting and glazing pottery - Su's Delicate Designs.
Su uses a squeeze bottle fitted with a very tiny, pin-sized steel pointed tip. She applies the glaze to her pottery using this squeeze bottle in the same way we use a Micron on a tile. Amazing.


Notice how detailed her work is - the little dish she is working on as well as the two finished pieces in the background.


If you look back at the photo of Su with her work (above) you can see the little turtles in the bottom left hand corner on a doily. Here is a close up of one, placed by a ruler for perspective. Look at the detail - beautiful!
These are a few of her pieces that I purchased this year:


Su says that "no two pieces are ever the same and I cannot do orders...the ideas just spill out of my head on their own! Each has flaws because I am not perfect."

Here is a preview of some of her work available at this year's show ~

For more information click here to link to the Orlando Pottery Festival website.  I hope to see you there!


  1. What wonderful work! If I'm ever back in that vicinity I'll look her up.

  2. Yes! Although, if you ever make it back to this vicinity there will be a long receiving line to meet you :)

  3. Truly amazing work! Wish I lived near Orlando!

  4. Simply fascinating! Tangle art has become such a treasured hobby. It not only keeps me in the moment - as patterns appear e erywhere throughout my day - but there are endless ways to create as you have shown with these beauties.

    I do appreciate an accomplished artist like Su saying "I'm not perfect." We all know rationally that art is imperfect, but we neophytes need to keep hearing that even our mentors haven't reached that impossible standard.