Art and Creations by Imogen Smid
This design was inspired by the Glastonbury Tor and the White Spring of Glastonbury. Glastonbury is a town in Somerset, England and is the presumed site of Avalon from Arthurian Legends. The Tor Hill itself is steeped in history and legend. Some believe it to be a portal to the Underworld or faerie realm and that many faerie folk gather there. Atop the hill stands the now roofless church tower of the St Michael’s Church which dates back to the 14th century. There are two springs in Glastonbury which both spring from the same deep caverns. There is the White Spring which is coloured by calcite and the Red Spring which is coloured by iron. Where the White Spring emerges from the earth it runs into a stone spiral shape. The Tor and White Spring are said by some to be the male counterpart of the female Red Spring which is connected to the Chalice Well of Glastonbury.
Standing atop the Tor, looking up to the sky through St Michael’s Tower is such a great memory for me and I would most certainly love to return. But for now I have created these pouches to keep that magical memory alive.