This piece depicts a snowy scene at The Ring Of Brodgar. This chilly piece measures 40 x 10 cm approximately and is made using clear glass with applied enamels. Enamels give a glossier finish and work similarly to watercolour paints. You can bleed the colours and they build well with subsequent firings.
Dating back from 2,500 to 2,000 BC, the stone ring was built in a true circle, 104 metres wide and originally contained sixty megaliths; today only twenty-seven of these stones remain.
The reason for the creation of the Ring of Brodgar, which would have been a considerable amount of work in that time, is not known for sure, perhaps as an astronomical observatory, religious shrine or rituals. Visit Scotland Website
This atmospheric piece is made in my studio Ingaskeldt in beautiful Orkney. Visitors always welcome.