Every Carys Martin Ceramics piece has a story ! The first in the echoes of an ancient past series. This collection is taking you on a journey to Lush green land, stone carvings hidden in the vegetation, and blue is the sky.
Symbolising that between the earth and the sky the magic is there if you know where to look 💫💫
Introducing the “Echoes of an Ancient past” collection, This new collection transports you back in time to the Neolithic period, Up on the fells in Northumbria there are amazing Neolithic rock carvings dating back 4,000-6000 years ago.
Until recently, these carvings were hardly documented and generally only known about by local knowledge, which meant to discover more about this I walked miles, talked to farmers about where they were and asked for permission to enter land to find them ! and Yes what a surreal experience, many years ago these carvings were part of my uni thesis. The beauty of this is many are preserved by the moss and grasses on top of them and it was like an adventure seeing the uncovered rocks and their formations or imagining what intricate designs laid beneath the surface of moss and grasses.
Neolithic rock art is found in Ireland, Brittany, wales and Cumbria.
There are multiple theories as to what rock art carvings mean. Some experts believe they may have played a role in fire, feastings and offering activities, or been used as ‘signposts’, or to mark territory.
Other experts point to a spiritual significance. For hunter-gatherer communities high mountains or seashores were often considered the domain of supernatural ancestors and the vast majority of rock art is found in these areas.
Whatever the meaning all I know is that there is something special about this and this collection was intricately carved from a deep place within history. Echoes of an ancient past honours these formations and the moving feeling stirred within from visiting them.
I hope simply having these bowls in your home and eating from gives you the same feeling of excitement as peering under the moss to see what lays beneath
This collection was Handmade with love as always