Allyssa Leilani Dezaldivar (b. 1999, Redlands, California, USA) is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Arkansas. She is currently studying Fine Arts with a ceramics emphasis at the University of Arkansas School of Art and is a teaching artist at the Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. When speaking about her work, she defines her practices as an opportunity to let loose and indulge in the experimentation that is involved with clay in all of its stages. There is often a fascination with irregular forms and motion, limited color palettes, and glimpses of varying texture within her ceramic objects. She draws inspiration from a large list of artists across multiple mediums including but not limited to Toshiko Takaezu, Laura Soto, Alexandre Bavard, and Helen Frankenthaler. 
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