Sonia’s stonework is created mostly by hand using traditional chisels and mallets. She started her career doing sculpture and exhibited in galleries in Dublin. This collection of stone pieces creates an opportunity for people to own a piece of handcrafted Irish stone at an affordable price.
She takes her inspiration for these stone pieces from many sources, both Irish and international, using mostly stylised images and adapting them to suit the clean lines that the stone offers.
Her stone bowls and vessels offer a chance to show off Kilkenny Limestone at its best, creating the beautiful contrast between the rough stone and the polished exterior.
Sonia has for a long time been doing detailed studies in watercolours to assist with her fine art work. In 2012 she started to turn these into calendars and greeting cards for all to enjoy. They explore the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Trees, flowers, herbs and the garden are explored, along with their place in Ireland’s culture and heritage.
Each year Sonia works on a new collection of paintings on a different theme. These are printed as a calendar and a selection of images are offered as prints and greeting cards, some of which can be purchased in our online shop. The images are watercolour paintings that are painted from life in the studio.
Her Fine art work can be seen on http://soniacaldwell.wixsite.com/sculpture