The Celtic cross plaque is handmade at the foothills of the Sperrin mountains in Ireland. It is made from a textured stoneware clay
and finished with various coloured glazes and rich metallic oxide.
Local ceramic artist, Michelle Butler, uses a handmade mould to press the plaque from.
Each piece is pressed, finished, dried, biscuit fired, glazed and finally fired again to 1230 degrees centigrade.
Celtic crosses found in Ireland often had abstract designs of a celtic nature or biblical scenes carved on them.
Many were made from sandstone and were originally painted in bright colours, similar to those used in the Gospels.
Also known as Irish High Crosses or Wheel Crosses because of their circular surrounds to the top of the cross where
Christs' head would have been.