Description

This piece measures approximately 23 x 30 cm. I made this using clear glass with applied enamels and silverstain.

I fired this piece 3 times to achieve the depth of colour and detail.

In one of the images

I am holding the curve at a great viewing point, St. Olaf’s in South Ronaldsay, Orkney. From this vantage point you can see Swona clearly (not as clearly in the photograph )

I absolutely love Swona. I’ve been twice but hope to visit again.

Here’s what Lonely Isles has to say about Swona,

The human inhabitants may have left in 1974 but these days Swona is still home to some living creatures…namely a small herd of feral cattle. Descendants of the herd of Aberdeen Angus and Brown Shorthorns abandoned in 1974 the cattle survive on grass and seaweed. During the winter the cattle seek shelter in the derelict buildings and in the spring the young bulls fight for dominance of the herd. Such herds of feral cattle are extremely rare and this herd is now studied closely by scientists. The herd is now recognised as a separate breed.

All my work is made in my studio Ingaskeldt in beautiful ORKNEY.