St. Ninian, a British bishop who lived in the early 5th century, is credited with the conversion of the Southern Picts of Scotland. The earliest known church built by St. Ninian was a Withorn, or the "shining place". A poem written by a monk at Withorn in the late 8th century tells how Nynia was appointed to lead "companies of people to the golden-glowing constellations in the starry sky". This cross design is formed by straight-line knotwork (a symbol of eternal life) surrounded by a radiant circle (the sun symbol).
Artisan Crosses & Plaques Handcrafted and finished in Fredericksburg, Texas
Each object is inspired by an actual monument or historical piece and has a reference to the time period and culture. Once a subject is selected, it is hand carved in clay by the artists from which a mold is made. The items are cast with a sturdy cast stone material and go through several processes to make it look as close to the ancient stone carvings as possible.