This is one my favourite designs of my favourite place in Orkney.
I’m a Scott originally and East Side has a special in all the Scotts hearts.
This is the first time I have made this design on a long freestanding curve. It measures approximately 40 x10cm.
I only work with clear glass which I kiln fire with enamels. Each piece will require three separate firings to build colour and detail.
Here’s what Orkney.com say
Orkney has plenty of stunning stretches of sand, and many can be found mere metres from the main roads. It’s always worth taking the path less travelled though, and finding your own oasis in a quiet part of these islands. Eastside in South Ronaldsay fits the bill perfectly.
It’s not the biggest beach in Orkney, but it’s found in a special setting, with the sand in the shadow of St Peter’s Kirk, and views down the east coast of South Ronaldsay. Elsewhere in the vicinity you’ll find the remains of an old windmill, proving that Orkney’s renewable energy ambitions are not just a recent development.