Scroll for Jeane Kilmeny’s Pelican elevation. Design, calligraphy, and illumination by Bran Mydwynter. Wordifying by Ruaidhri An Cu. Presented at King’s Assessment, 25 June 2022. I was so, so honored to be asked to create the scroll for Jeane Kilmeny’s elevation. Not only do I know how much work she pours into the Society, but
Laurel promissory scroll for Esa inghean Donnchaidh. Words by Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin; design, art, and calligraphy by me. There is a particular episode of the show Leverage where the “hacker” turns to “forger”. I thought of that episode a lot when I was working on this scroll. In the show, the character uses a
Scroll to honor the new knighthood of Arundoor of Anglesey (Arnoddr i Ongulseyju). Hearty words by Anubh na Preachain, design by me, made gorgeously real by Kolfinna Valravn (link to her writeup), with the steadfast support of Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin. Whenever I’m designing anything, whether it be a business logo or an award scroll,
A gilded version of the bronze age veneration of a sun goddess. A bright, shining, Golden Dolphin. Words by Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin, design and transliteration by me, belt plate created by Aurri le Borgne, weaving and text plate created by Ela Mæru. For this piece, I and a few of Kolfinna’s friends joined together
Kraken award for Valdimárr Broddson, presented 12 February, 2022. Design by Bran Mydwynter, with powerful wording by Lanea inghean Uí Chiaragáin, and gloriously executed by Kolfinna Valravn. Details below. More than any of our collaborations so far, this scroll was truly a product borne up by our creative experience. If we hadn’t spent decades experimenting
Scroll created for Ealawynn Mæru’s (Alias Ela’s) Pearl award, granted 27th of March, 2021. Design by me, production via the great skill and perseverance of Kolfinna Valravn. Inspired by the Codex Aureus and the Book of Cerne. More comprehensive writeup to come. 30-second timelapse of the creation of Ela’s initial, based on the shape of
This feast plate is from a line of pottery I produced in collaboration with Dancing Pig Pottery back in the mid-late ’00s. Not only did I carve the spirals, but I also designed the glaze, which I named “Root Beer” for its rich brown colour and its tendency to break in speckles like fizzy foam.