This bowl is based on text from The Red Book of Hergest, one of the Welsh manuscripts which lays out the stories of the Mabinogion. The designs are sand etched into mouth blown flashed glass and coloured glass which I have enameled. The glass is then kiln-formed.
I am drawn to manuscript for the personal link it gives us with stories and accounts from the past, how the hand of the (anonymous) scribe is present at all times, and has a poetic beauty and elegance of its own. This is in sharp contrast with the digitally produced electronic communications of our own century.