Fairy Ring Crystal Cup
This wheel thrown Crystal Cup is hand carved and hand painted before it’s first firing , some of the fungi are then painted with wax to resist the glaze before the second firing, liquid gold is then hand painted onto the cup before the final firing. This whole process takes around 3 weeks to complete
Fungi have always been important for ritualistic and sacred purposes. They bring good luck, longevity, freedom and represent the sort of powers in the world that exist abundantly but are usually unseen.
Folklore tells us that Fairy rings are the dwelling places of fairies, pixies and elves, a place where time runs differently and where fairies dance and play. A place filled with magic we do not understand and are best to be wary of. It is said that if you step into a fairy ring you will be transported to a different time or made to dance with the fairies until you collapse from exhaustion. Northumbrian tradition states to run round it nine times under a full moon (never a tenth or it will bring bad fortune) before you investigate it and Welsh folklore states that you may lose track of time thinking you have danced in the ring for moments only to discover it has been days or weeks in human time. Whether the fairy rings are caused by the dancing feet of fairies or a marker for the fairy folk, they are most certainly a magical sight to behold and good luck can be had if you treat the fairies well.
The Fiery energy of a Carnelian crystal may be just what your soul desires to reignite your inner passion. Carnelian is the artists stone and boosts inner creativity and brings forth your true expression. It is linked with the vital energy of your core centre and is ideal for bringing motivation and determination to you. Let this carnelian crystal remind you of the joy and excitement that comes with creative exploration of any kind.