Celtic crosses have been an enduring symbol of Ireland and Scotland for centuries, and you can find monumental examples, fashioned in stone and wood and metal, throughout these countries. Welcome this essential part of the region's cultural heritage into your own home. The tile is made by hand from free-form stoneware clay, painted with two coats of vibrant green glaze, and topped with a final coat of clear glaze. The careful choice of clay and glazes and the firing technique combine to produce the brilliantly rich coloring and the subtle crazing reminiscent of ancient pottery.
• Handcrafted from stoneware clay, glazed, and kiln-fired
• 7-1/2" square, mounted on black-stained wood frame
• Comes with wall-mounting bracket and tile stand for wall or table display
• Handcrafted by Wild Rose Pottery
• Imported from Manitoba, Canada
Did You Know? The Celtic cross in an ancient symbol that predates Christianity. The circle of the Celtic cross in pagan times represented the Sun, the center of their lives. The first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine, introduced the Celtic cross as a symbol of Christianity in the 4th century AD, and Christian philosophers adapted the cross by interpreting the meaning of the circle to represent Christ, the center of Christianity.
About the Artists. Wild Rose Pottery has been making unique, handcrafted stoneware wall tiles for more than 30 years. This family-owned pottery studio was established by Maureen and Barry Payne in 1978 on their country property about 20 miles northeast of Winnipeg, Canada. Maureen is the original potter in the family, having trained in England before emigrating to Canada in 1967. She graduated with an Advanced Ceramic Diploma from the Cambridge Institute & Balls Park College Hertfordshire. She has been practicing her art continuously since that time, primarily making stoneware pottery. Although Barry received a physics degree from University of Leicester, UK, and his career was in the aerospace industry, he has always been active in pottery, with a particular interest in raku and handmade tile designs. Learn more about Wild Rose.