Newgrange is best known for the
illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. Above
the entrance to the passage at Newgrange there is a opening called a
roof-box. It’s purpose is to allow
sunlight to penetrate the chamber on the shortest days of the year, around
December 21st, the Winter Solstice. At dawn, from December 19th to 23rd, a
narrow beam of light penetrates the roof-box and reaches the floor of the
chamber, gradually extending to the rear of the chamber. As the sun rises higher, the beam widens so
that the whole chamber is dramatically illuminated.
We make our stepping stones out of cement which is not a petroleum product like plastic or resin. Cement withstands the elements much better than resin. All our designs are are own, and are copyrighted. Our original artwork is done by hand after research and study to create historically inspired designs. All our garden stones and plaques are make in our studio on our Willits property in Mendocino County, in the United States. Our plaques and stones are cast by hand and stained. Each one is unique and handmade.