Sharmini Wirasekera's beadwork has been exhibited around the world, from New York to London. Her work is part of the permanent collections of “Museum of Arts and Design” in New York, USA and “The Henry Ford’s American Glass Collection” in Michigan, USA. She has also been featured in exhibitions like the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) fair in New York and Chicago, been on the short list for the London International Creative Competition, and has been interviewed for leading beadweaving artist publications like "Masters: Beadweaving".
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"Showcase 500 Art Necklaces" by Ray Hay Hemachandra and Chunghi Choo, published by Lark Books, features lovingly crafted pieces from renowned jewellers from around the world, including pieces by Sharmini Wirasekara. To view this book on Amazon. Click here
"Masters: Beadweaving: Major Works by Leading Artist" by Carol Wilcox Wells and Ray Hemachandra offers readers a glimpse into the versatility, innovation, and inspiration of master crafters. Interested readers can purchase a copy of this book here.
"The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka featured Sharmini Wirasekara's beadwork in an article in 2005
The October/November 2004 issue of Beadwork magazine features the stunning works of art from some of the pieces included in the Dairy Barn Art Center's Bead International 2004 Competition, where Sharmini's work was also included.
500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork by Carol Wilcox Wells and Terry Krautwurst celebrates the amazing evolution of beadwork from a simple craft to expressive art. Interested readers can get their copy here
In this issue of Bead and Button magazine, Sharmini Wirasekara shares her step by step process of how she makes one of her intricate peices.
Creative Silk Painting features dozens of inspiring projects and techniques with instruction on easy-to-use new dyes.
Fiberarts Design Book #5 by Jan Janeiro, Jack Lenor Larsen, Ann Batchelder, and Nancy Orban showcases the creations of textile artists working in all fiber and fabric media.