Handmade ceramic light blue glaze bell with Claddagh design.
The Legend of the Engagement Bell
Long ago newly engaged couples were presented with a bell. Whenever an argument brewed one partner would ring the bell and the dispute would be instantly settled. After they were married the bell got pride of place in the centre of the mantelpiece and it was an essential part of the newly wed’s home.
Vintage Blue was inspired by my observation of lakes, wildlife, forests and beaches against the ever-changing backdrop of the sky. I like to celebrate nature in my pieces. I also depict birds, deer and a variety of animals as each has their own meaning in Celtic traditions.