Carys Martin Talisman Wall Hanging - Cross
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Dimensions of overall wall hanging - Height 40cm X Width 18cm
Dimensions of cross - Height 23cm X Width 18cm
A talisman is an object that someone believes holds magical properties that bring good luck to the possessor or protect the possessor from evil or harm. Throughout human history and across all cultures, a multitude of magical rituals have been conducted for different purposes and intentions. Magic rituals led to the appearance of magical objects such as amulets which are still believed to have different warding or welcoming properties, and are thought to be able to help the wearer in various regards.
The cross is an icon that illustrates how universal energies converge. It represents the harmony and stability of powerful, sacred energies both seen and unseen in our universe.
This is a piece that takes many stages and processes to create and the end result showcases the care and love that has gone into its production.
All items are handmade with love over a number of weeks and fired in Carys' studio in Thornlands in South East Queensland. The clay does not like to be rushed and needs time to dry slowly as each step in the making process is completed. Once finished they are biscuit fired to 1000 degrees before glazing and hiring to 1260 degrees to allow the clay to vitrify and the glazes to develop.