Sheila Jordan 07-17


Sheila Jordan is a fibre artist working mainly in felt, she finds that the ancient art of felt making offers respite in the fast-moving virtual world of technology we inhabit today.  It provides the opportunity to slow down and work in a very tactile way, laying down fibres, working with her hands and simple tools to create pieces that communicate in an instinctive way, with the emphasis on colour and visual harmony.  Although she works mainly in felt she  sometimes combines it with other materials such as willow for her work Formation which was part of the Filament  Latitudes Exhibition in 2011 and currently with copper and silver for her work on The Mill Project.

Her work is a journey of experimentation and expression, responding to the fragility and timelessness of our landscape and the human form.  She is interested in the delicate balance in nature, the colour and patterns found in the everyday landscape; the passage of time and what we leave behind.

Exhibitions and Relevant Experience

2012          Surface Tension Exhibition at Bridge House Dungarvan

2012          Filament Group Show at Knitting and Stitching Show RDS Dublin

2012          DLR Fusion Festival Fabric of Life family workshops with Lucinda Jacob

2012          RDS National Craft Competition 1st prize felting

2011/12     Seascapes Selected Crafts Council of Ireland Exhibition

2011           Filament Group Show at  Knitting and Stitching Show RDS Dublin

2011           Latitudes Exhibition with Filament Fibre Artists at Airfield

2010          Artist in action at Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show (invited)

2010          Filament Group Show at Knitting and Stitching Show RDS Dublin

2010           RDS National Craft Competition 2nd prize felting

2010          Cork Textiles Network selected exhibition Movement & Repetition                           at Stroud International Textiles Festival, UK.

2010           Filament Group Show Uncommon Threads, Tralee and Castle Espie

2009           Artist in action at Dublin & Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show (invited)

2009           Filament Group Show at Knitting and Stitching Show RDS Dublin

2009           RDS National Craft competition Exhibition—Dublin

2009           Cork Textile Network Exhibition – St Finbarre’ s Cathedral Cork

2008           Group Exhibition – Watergate Theatre Kilkenny

2008           Figure Drawing Group Show – Watergate Theatre Kilkenny

2007           Group Exhibition – Kilkenny Arts Week

2007           Stitch Dublin Exhibition – Knitting  and Stitching  Show RDS Dublin

Sheila is on the Education Panel of the Crafts Council of Ireland and has delivered the CRAFTed programme to a number of primary schools in the Carlow/Kilkenny area