This piece measures approximately 29 x14cm.

I made tis using clear glass and fired the surface with enamels three times. The final firing require the flat glass to be melted over a ceramic mould to achieve the curved shape which  can stand on its edge.

The subject is the old Kirk house at Eastside South Ronaldsay . This is a favourite spot for my family to visit. It’s very personal to us as the the Kirk yard nearby is where our family are buried. Like many Orkney graveyards that are right next to the sea.

Here’s what say about East side

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.