One of our guests who stayed in Shieling last winter sent us some photographs of a mug she had made when she got home to Bristol – the Ensay mug. The mug is stoneware and, in Amanda’s own words, “The glaze was made entirely from rock found at the quarry at Ensay with seawater collected on our last day from Treshnish coast added. Igneous rock contains oxides which when made into glaze can withstand kiln firing temperatures.”
Amanda is an artist working in Bristol.
I love the idea of elements of Treshnish/Ensay being taken and made into something so elemental and beautiful. Thank you Amanda for letting me include this in our blog, and for allowing me to use your photographs.