The Picts were the indigenous people who lived in Scotland until latter half of the 1st millennia. Their name came from the Romans who encountered them and called them Picts (Latin: Picti) or “painted people” for their painted bodies. Aside from references in early Roman writings, little is known about the Picts but they did leave symbols, or glyphs, carved into large stones, many of which still survive. Their symbols represent animals such as horses and snakes, and mythological creatures but many are more enigmatic.
Some of my pottery resembles pottery of their day. Some designs are just from my imagination and are embellished with one of the fifty-odd symbols attributed to the Picts. The blue glaze on the inside of my pieces represents the color of the blue dye the Picts used to paint or tattoo their faces and bodies