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The Celtic Shield Urn

 

Design Influence



The Celtic Shield Knot has been used to indicate protection against evil influences. From early days, the Celts used this symbol to chase away evil spirits and benevolent energies from their midst.

It is used in artwork, jewelry, and retail items that indicate love, loyalty, and unity.

There’s much spirituality attached to the Celtic Shield, the bearer of the Celtic shield trusts in its protective qualities.

The Celtic Shield is believed to shield one from internal and external enemies.

It wards off negative influences and empowers all who bear it to be forever protected behind it.

This particular glaze was inspired by the Irish mountain landscape of both Heather and moss.

The Celtic Shield is inspired by an Ancient Irish Celtic Shield.

Discovered in 1863, preserved in a bog in Kiltubbrid, 10 feet below the surface and it has been aged at about 400bc or – 2400 years old from the late Celtic period.

The spiral design on the Celtic shield Urn would be influenced by the widespread taboo and superstition against closed rings which prevailed at the time in Celtic Ireland.

An optional extra with the Urn is a handmade Oak plinth - Created by an Irish National award-winning Wood turner. There is also an option to arrange an engraving on request. See sample image.

The Urn is large enough to take the cremated remains of a large adult male or female.

 

Dimensions



 

Shipping and Delivery



Delivery Ireland 1 day, UK 2-3 days, USA 5-7 days (2 -3 days if express courier)

   
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Ciarán- Artist, Ceramicist, designer

Ciarán, an Irish language speaker has a love of Irish history and design. He ties his Irish heritage creations with his own glazes for his Celtic Cremation Urns. A range of locally inspired colors fired in his self-made kiln. Ciarán studied and lectured in Art and Design as well as being a highly regarded Ceramicist for the last 30 years. He lives with his family on the banks of the historical Carlingford Lough. Image below is some detailing on the Bean na heireann Irish Harp Urn
Carlingford, one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. The Cooley Mountains on one side and ’ the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’ on the other. Each of his Celtic Cremation Urns represents our history, our people and the colors found on land and sea. As Ciarán says, “they are each an expression of Ireland”. Ciarán walked the coast, fields, and mountains looking for the colors he wanted to inspire his glazes. He then went about mixing and testing the glazes to match his imagination. According to Ciarán you need to be as much a Chemist as a Ceramicist to get it just right. He spent months and months perfecting the colors that don’t truly show themselves until after firing. The combination of form, design, and the glaze has made his unique pieces much sought after. His work has been commissioned and presented to many dignitaries including An Taoiseach -Our Leader -The Irish Prime Minister and also the President of Ireland.