The cross is a universal symbol from ancient times, and like the sacred tree and standing stone, it represents to the Celts the union of celestial and earthly forces. The axis of the cross indicates the infinite spiritual expansion in all directions and the inner circle symbolizes the unity and consolidation of these powers into a central point, a source of potent spiritual energy.
These lovely pieces were originally developed in Scotland over 25 years ago and are now handcrafted in Michigan from fine porcelain clay. The Celtic Art designs are original illustrations of artists from Scotland, Canada and the United States based on traditional Celtic themes.
Touchstone Pottery's unique process allows for more detail in designs than other mediums. The designs are fired into the clay at 2200 degrees, so they will not peel or wear off. Each piece is surprisingly lightweight and finished to a beautiful satin touch, and individually packaged in a velvet-like box with a card describing the symbolism of the design (shown above).
Approximate size 1 3/8 by 7/8 inch and are on a 32 inch braided rayon cord.
Touchstone Pottery is Made in Michigan (gift box made in China)