Strathbeag Forest
by Gordon Harrison

By Uig Pottery

Birnam quaich
incl presentation box
Price: £17.50  
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The combination of the movement of the glaze and the tree-like features gave the glaze its name - Birnam - after the moving wood in Shakespeare's "MacBeth". It is a very artistic glaze representing the ancient nature of the quaich.

Alan and Margaret say that the results vary with each and every pot but consistently the finished product looks like branches on a tree.

We agree and think that faerie people might particularly enjoy this quaich, as it would be easy to hide in under growth of the forest from humans. The lugs are decorated with a stunning Celtic knot work design.

With its design elements so in tune with nature, purchase benefits the acquisition fund of the John Muir Trust.

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