a string trio

Some home made string samples, sitting in a bowl made by Andrew Appleby in Orkney. He is a potter who for this  item used only materials and techniques known to have been available in the Iron Age.



The decoration on the bowl is made by pressing string into wet clay before firing.

The string samples are made from leaves of daffodil (yellowish), crocosmia (pinky brown) and an uncertain grass (the greenish one)… possibly Reed Canary- grass (Phalaris arundinacea)


3 thoughts on “a string trio

  1. Dear Stringmaker, I may pass this onto a friend, Patrick Elder, who is a sculptor who creates his pieces in a number of formats and who has a link to Scotland, Mull actually, where his parents lived. So far so good, but I want to see the pod!


    1. Please pass on to anyone who might be interested. probably not going to get to Mull this time,but all things are possible! sleeping pod picture to follw, when I next have the tent up.


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