Description

This is a new piece and measures approximately 29 x 11cm and stands on a gentle curve.

The Brough of Birsay is in the distant with the tide in.   I made this curve using clear glass and fired the design onto the surface using enamels and kiln  firing between each application.

Here’s a description by Environment Scotland

Reach this very special tidal island by causeway to explore Pictish, Norse and medieval remains. Brooches, rings and dress pins found on the Brough of Birsay suggest that it was a Pictish power centre.

The Norse settled the island 200 years later, in the 9th century, but may have lived peacefully alongside the Picts. It’s still possible to make out the remnants of Norse houses, barns and even a sauna. Later, a small church and monastery were built on Birsay.