"We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."
Actually I love the Irish. I feel I ought to say this (and I do mean it) since the hideousness of my witch will doubtless inspire offence in some. Sorry - all my witches are going to look rather horrid. That's the point. You can see my English witch here.
I created her in the same scale (one inch), and same medium (clay over wire). I went for what I consider the typical Irish colouring - pale skin, green eyes and black hair. I believe the term used outside Ireland is 'black Irish.' (Reference) I did her dress in Irish tartan, but aside from that I tried not to make her too much of a cliché.
I'd love to create another witch as part of my witch project and for Myrtle the Witch for next Tuesday, but I am popping back to Blighty in a few days and will be gone a fortnight, so it will just have to wait. See you soon, and enjoy looking at the work in progress photos below...!
NOTE - I have since re-conceived the Irish witch since this post was written. Please see new Irish witch here.