Gift Selections from Wild Goose Studios, County Cork, Ireland

The following selection is from The Wild Goose Studio in Ireland where the heritage of Celtic art is combined with the contemporary vision of Celtic artists. The beauty and quality of these handmade sculptures offer up the world of the imagination, a world where the values lie not in the outer form but in feelings and the inner spirit. The Wild Goose appeals to the mind and the heart as well as to the eye. A write-up covering the symbolism and historical background is included on the back of each piece.

The Wild Goose Studio artifacts include sculpture, bas-reliefs, and statues, which have been cold-cast by hand using techniques which capture every detail of the original model. They have a thick skin of pure bronze, and are filled with a clay resin. They can be left to age, or gently polished to retain their natural shine.

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Purchasing Information

Bird, Book of Kells

WG-134 Bronze 10 1/2" x 3 1/2"

$80.00


Birds travel freely between heaven and earth, heavenly messangers, givers of omens, possessors of secrets. Storks bring souls to earth, owls tell secrets of night, doves and nightingales tell secrets of love, eagles are birds of prophecy. Designed by Irish artist Kathleen Smyth. "I would that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea." From The White Birds by W.B. Yeats.

 

Celtic Creation Cross

WG-96 Bronze 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

$65.00


The interweaving of the Celtic spiral is a symbol of the dance of creation and, as a cross, of creation centred spirituality which unites us with nature, the cosmos and each other.

 

Triple-Spiral, New Grange

WG-117 Bronze Paper Weight 2" high

$35.00


Triple spiral from New Grange, Co. Meath, 3000 B.C.

(symbol of three: male, female, child; love, birth, death; the flowing continuity of life).

 

Celtic Circle and Cross

WG-92 Bronze 6" diameter

$60.00


In this symbol sacred time is celebrated. Sacred time encourages the union of opposites, the still point in the circle, leading to the moment of synchronicity where paradox slips mysteriously into wisdom.

Circle: continuous, infinity, but empty.

Circle and cross: plentitude, security, joy, self.

Vertical Line: yang, masculine, logos.

Horizontal Line: yin, feminine, eros.

Cross: conjunction, meeting, marriage of opposites.

Dove of Peace

WG-41: Bronze 5" x 5 1/2"

$55.00


This deceptively simple design is from a stone carving by Ken Thompson.

The Dove of Peace, for the Celts an image of love and harmony, as well as a symbol of innocence and marital love, of Christ and Mary. The dove conquers the lion (eros) with caresses.

Gallen Priory Cross

WG-32: Cast Iron. 6 1/2" high

$60.00

Write-up: Humankind wrestles with energy of the unconscious while standing on reason. - at centre a sun spiral = celtic symbol life source. - uncoiling serpents = our unconscious dreams, archtypes and instincts. - 4 heads = Adam, Eve, Cain, Able, man & woman, good & evil, reason & imagination, etc. opposites, giving energy, and opening us to change and so to transformation. - linear pattern at base = logos, words, reason. - circular spiral joining the heads = harmony and love.

Celtic Love Cross

WG#97: Bronze. Resin Casted actual size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

$60.00

The day will come when, after mastering the ether, the winds, the tides, gravity, we shall master the energies of love ... and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have made fire his servant.

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fullfil them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.

Love leads man and woman, one through the other, to a higher possession of their being.

 

 

 

Céad Mile Fáilte (Pronounced: Kayed Meluh Fawltyuh)

WG#18: Bronze. Resin Casted actual size: 5 1/2" x 3 1/8"

$40.00

Céad Mile Fáilte is a traditional Gaelic greeting meaning " A hundred Thousand welcomes"

Bidden or not bidden, God is present

WG#115.1:

Bronze. Resin Casted actual size: 71/2" x 91/2"

$100.00


Carl Jung, the eminent psychologist (1875-1961) had this carved in Latin over the front door of his Zurich home to remind tose who entered that 'Awe of the Lord is the beinning of wisdom'(psalms 111.10). Jung came across it when studying Erasmus, the Renaissance scholar and humanist.

Vocatus atque nnon vocatus, Deus aderit

WG#115.2: Bronze. Resin Casted actual size: 9 1/2" x 7"

$95.00

The Latin original of 'Bidden or not Bidden, God is Present' which Carl Jung had carved over his front door and on his tombstone.

Celtic Cross and Peace Prayer

WG#127: Bronze. Resin Casted actual diameter: 6.5"

$60.00


"Lead me from death to life from falsehood to truth. Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our hearts our world, our universe." This prayor is said at noon by people of many faiths.

Cross of Endings and Beginnings

WG#150: Bronze. Resin Casted actual size: 9 1/2" x 7"

$55.00
Change is the substance of life. This cross marks the need to accept endings, because only then can the unlookedfor begin.

Claddagh Ring (emblem)

WG#182: Bronze. Resin Casted actual size: 4.5" x 3"

$40.00



A powerful symbol of love and friendship. The union of the hands (physical) and the heart (romantic and mystical) is crowned to mark the regal and sacred aspect of the bond

 

Round Celtic Cross

WG#39: Bronze. Resin Casted actual diameter: 4 1/2"

$40.00

This simple interlaced spiral is based on a 9th century carving from the great moastic centre at Colonmacnois.

Tree Cross

WG#90: Bronze. Resin Casted actual size: 8" x 9 1/2"

$55.00



This brings together two of our most ancient symnols. Each uniting pairs of opposites: the treee unites earth with heaven; the cross unites the masculine trunk with the horizontal feminine branches.

Glendalough Celtic Cross

WG#91: Bronze. Resin Casted actual size: 6" x 3 1/2"

$55.00
One of the most beautiful carvings from St. Kevin's church, Glendalough.

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