This large light depicts the magnificent cliffs and crashing waves at Yesnaby, Orkney . Most visitors to Orkney will take a trip to see the view. The Light measures 30 x12cm plus its wooden base.
I work with clear glass and fire it three times with layers of enamels to create depth and detail.
The wooden base is made in Deerness by a craftsman who makes every base to fit each individual glass curve. The curves slump in an unpredictable shape and require fitting into the base snugly and securely. H sands three layers of paint to create a smooth surface a final coating of matte vanish seals the finish. An LED light is fitted and a cable and sealed plug complete his work. The base on this piece is matte black.
Here’s what Orkney.com say about Yesnaby
Yesnaby is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Orkney, and should definitely be on your list of ‘must see’ locations during a visit to the islands.
Found on the west coast of the Orkney mainland, this wild location offers stunning sea views. During a westerly gale you can expect huge waves crashing into the cliffs, but in calmer weather it’s a nature-lovers paradise, with wild flowers – including Primula scotica – and plenty of seabirds to spot.
The road to Yesnaby leads you to a small car park. Head south on the coastal path and walk across the Brough of Bigging for a view of the jagged and towering cliffs. Continue your walk along the coast past rocky inlets until you reach Yesnaby Castle, a delicate sea-stack with a natural arch. There are excellent viewpoints to enjoy the scenery here before heading back to the car park. You can also continue your walk south if you prefer, taking in more beautiful cliff views and sea stacks.