TIMELESS CELTIC JEWELLERY & LEATHER
Celtic Empire online since the end of the last century and doing Celtic Art for almost a half century. Redesigning an art form that goes back to pagan times, brought into prominence through the survival of the music and oral history. Focussing on the intricate spirals and knot work and adapting them to his leather work.
Using tools and techniques that were used by Celtic craftsmen centuries’ ago, and adapting them to the present day and where possible blend with current methods. Leather bags,belts
embellished with hand engraved buckles, then using the engraving skills to work precious metals, wood and bone. Today leather book covers with designs that reawaken the Heritage of our ancestors.
The engraving of buckles led to bracelets, then earring, pendants, and Torques. The ancient symbol of chieftains and leaders who wore them around the neck. The deeper that I delved into Celtic Art the more I found the love of Celts to decorate functional items with their art.
A flagon in the ?xml:namespace prefix = “st1” ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” /British Museum has the base decorated so that when raised to bottom was seen by visiting guests.