Leona’s work is greatly inspired by the natural landscape and environment where she lives and works. Based in the countryside, she draws inspiration from the rural landscape and the animals which inhabit it. Leona began focusing on wildlife, particularly hares where, in her work, she aims to create pieces which capture the character and charisma of the animal.
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Hand Crafted Designs by Leona Devine
Leona Devine is an honours graduate in Fine and Applied Art from the University of Ulster, where she specialised in Ceramics. Whilst in further education at Limavady College in 2006, Leona received her first commission, when she was selected by Limavady Borough Council to design and produce ceramic trophies for the Danny Boy Festival Music Competition.
She has undertaken several commissions since, including:
Sculpting a trophy for ‘Off the cuff’ NWRC Media Award City of Culture 2013
Mayoral gifts for Derry City Council, which have been presented to varies dignatories including Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Minister-Counsellor Xiang Xiaowei from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, the Right Honourable Andrew Robathan MP and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
The design and production of gifts for the NW PEACE III Partnership.
In 2014 Leona was awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Regional Bursary by the Roe Valley Arts and Heritage Committee.