Sheila Stone

Contact Studios member since 2010

About Sheila

My work draws its influence from nature. I work in an intuitive way allowing the subconscious to guide my choice of colour and form. These paintings often reflect a quiet meditative quality which mirrors a personal interest in meditation. I am also a ceramic artist and for the past number years have divided my time between painting and ceramics. In the most recent body of work I have been exploring the possibility of combining ceramic montage in my multimedia paintings. Three years ago shocked by the terrible avoidable loss of life I created a ceramic mural comprised of 1,132 ceramic bas relief faces mounted on board. The purpose of this art work was to visually draw attention to the plight of these workers. The name of this mural is Faceless it commemorates the 1,132 people killed when a garment factory in Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed in April 2013.
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Professional Qualifications

1995 Hon. Degree in Ceramics, Limerick College of Art and Design
1972 Art Teacher’s Certificate, Dublin College of Art
1971 Diploma in Painting, Belfast College of Art

Artist in Residence

1999 Castleconnell National School, Painted Mural
1998 Newport National School, Mixed Media Project
1996-97 St. Mary’s Girls’4 National School [home-school liaison scheme] Ceramic Mural
1995 Limerick School Project [Ceramic Mural]


1994 Student of the Year Ceramic Department, Limerick College of Art
1993 Exhibitor Prix de la Ville de Carouge, Switzerland
1972 Student in Residence, Kilkenny design Workshop
ROSC 1969 [Youngest Exhibitor]


2015 Installation of Ceramic Mural-Faceless-at C.P.S.U. headquarters, Adelaide Road, Dublin
November 2014 National Fine Art Fair R.D.S. Dublin
November 2014 Limerick Ceramic Exhibition
September 2014 Contact Studio group Exhibition
April 2014 Exhibition Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ceramic Mural, Faceless
March 2014 St. Josephs Infant School, Charleville, Co. Cork, Ceramic Mural
May 2013 Group Show, Drawing on the back of Envelopes, Linen Hall Castlebar
April 2013 Contact Studio Group Exhibition, Bourne Vincent Gallery U.L.
2012 Group Exhibition Greenacres Gallery Wexford
March 2011 Solo Painting Exhibition, County Council Exhibition Space, Dooradoyle, Limerick
February 2011 UpStart Poster Election Campaign, Dublin
September 2010, 2011, 2012 Contact Studio Group Exhibition, Limerick
2009 Solo Painting Exhibition, Enable Ireland, Limerick
2007 Solo Painting Exhibition Cork
1995 Degree Ceramic Show, Limerick School of Art and Design
1994 Diploma Ceramic Show, Limerick School of Art and Design
1993 Pris de la Ville de Carouge, Switzerland
1988 / 1989 / 1990 Cork Potter’s Exhibition, Crawford Gallery, Cork
1975 / 1976 / 1997 Dublin Potter’s exhibition
Studio Space

I Have my own Pottery Studio in Castleconnell Co. Limerick

I joined Contact Studio Limerick in January 2010 as a painter. I share this studio with 13 other professional artists.

Sheila's Gallery

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