Irish thatched cottages are the products of centuries of history and tradition and may be one of the most iconic symbols of Ireland. With reportedly less than 1,500 left on the whole island, these dwellings are more precious than ever. As durable as they are environmentally friendly, in the 1800s as much as half of the population slept under thatched roofs. A quaint example of a thatched cottage is captured here in this lovely lead framed print. Enjoy it on its own or as part of a set of two, three or four.
Framed print is 5" x 5".
The Artist/Designer: Artist Norman Stiff and his wife Pam returned to Canada after working for many years at Bothar Bui Studio, a fine art studio in Dublin, Ireland during the 1990's. Their work represents many of the much-loved Irish landscapes and symbols. Norman creates most of the pieces using the time-honoured technique of copperplate etching. His original print is hand pulled and watercolour is added to bring the piece to life. The final image is then reproduced using archival inks and paper and presented in unique handcrafted leaded glass frames made by Pam.