Ileya Stewart

Throughout my life, nature has always been both an inspiration and sanctuary. Initially I pursued a natural science education, but I soon realized that it’s structure and dogmatism didn’t suit my temperament. I found the depth of experience that I was

seeking through creative expression.


After ten years of living in the Bay Area, and exploring many art mediums, I received an MFA from Mills College in 1987. I moved to Mendocino County in 1990 to restore my

roots in nature. I began photographing flowers and my surroundings up close, eventually painting and sculpting florals on pottery for a satisfying livelihood of many years.


This recent body of work—began with a series of pastel drawings that I refer to as “floral mandalas” which took me in a new direction—to express the unseen forces of the

natural world. The color, beauty, and composition, represented by the petaled community continues to inspire and captivate me as I look for the “power within the flower.”

ILeya Stewart    Mandala series-Forever

ILeya Stewart Mandala series-Forever

 Ceramic Plate   17” across  

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$1,000.00

ILeya Stewart   Colt

ILeya Stewart Colt

Ceramic Sculpture   7”x 9”

Available

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$90.00

ILeya Stewart   Mandala Series-Becoming

ILeya Stewart Mandala Series-Becoming

Ceramic Plate   16” across 

Available

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$900.00

ILeya Stewart   Recoil

ILeya Stewart Recoil

Ceramic Sculpture   12”x 10”

Available

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$200.00

ILeya Stewart    Pink Flamingo Soap Dish

ILeya Stewart Pink Flamingo Soap Dish

Ceramic Sculpture    14” Tall  

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$350.00

ILeya Stewart   Hands On Hips

ILeya Stewart Hands On Hips

Ceramic Vase   16”x16"

Available

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$600.00

ILeya Stewart   Mandala Series-When

ILeya Stewart Mandala Series-When

Ceramic Plate   14” across  

Available

1

$1,000.00

ILeya Stewart   Stampede

ILeya Stewart Stampede

 Ceramic Vase   15”x13"

Available

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$1,800.00

ILeya Stewart    Raven

ILeya Stewart Raven

Ceramic Sculpture   8” tall

Available

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$90.00

ILeya Stewart   Hypnotic Influence

ILeya Stewart Hypnotic Influence

 Ceramic Vase 

15”x14” 

 

Available

1

$1,000.00

ILeya Stewart   Petaled Embrace

ILeya Stewart Petaled Embrace

Ceramic Vase   24”x 9"

Available

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$1,800.00

ILeya Stewart   Sunflower

ILeya Stewart Sunflower

Ceramic Platter   15” across

Available

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$500.00

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In memory of

Bobbi Hegeler