Landweer Sonja

Sonja Landweer’s work has consistently contributed to help raise the quality of craft and design in Ireland.
After studying at the Amsterdam School of Industrial Design, she was invited to Ireland to set up a ceramic studio at the Kilkenny Design Workshops in the 1960s. Sonja brought a distinguished international reputation as a studio potter and ceramic artist with her.
Displaying an inspired versatility, Sonja also pioneered designs for textiles, fashion accessories and jewellery-making, using beads, slate, wood, paper, feathers, bone, leather and other fibres. She has been instrumental in changing perceptions of what can be worn as personal adornment, without using precious metals. Her work has been featured in major exhibitions in Ireland, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland and
Sonja was born in 1933 in Amsterdam and lives in Co. Kilkenny.

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