- Looking at the Pots: Using replicas and
original potsherds we will look at making methods, clay bodies, tools used, firing methods, potential uses, methods of deposition, preservation vs. decomposition, etc
- Raw Materials: How to find and prepare your materials. We will look at the types and sources of raw materials and their st
orage. All participants will prepare their own clay with appropriate inclusions.
- Tools of the Trade: All participants will make their own Bronze-Age Pottery Toolkit including; combs, scrapers, c
ord, modelling tools etc., using materials such as: Birch bark, Bone, Antler, Slate, Shell, Wood, Flint etc. The tools will be based on marks found on ancient pots.
- I will demonstrate various basic Making Methods: including; thumb pot, coil etc., then it's your turn to have a go; making & dec
orating; beakers, food vessels, collared urns, etc. With lots of inf ormation, hints, tips, help where needed and encouragement, all participants will have the opp ortunity to make at least two pots, possibly many m ore.
- Sunday will be firing day although there will be plenty of opportunity to carry on making pots as well. The post will be open fired just as their Bronze-Age originals would have been. There's much more to this than simply putting them in a bonfire but I'll give you the benefit of my experience and teach you how to be a great prehistoric pot firer!
Cost £50 for any two days
For Bookings Contact:
IAN LEWIS Historic Scotland Countryside Ranger
Address: Rangers' Office, Linlithgow Peel, Linlithgow, EH49 7AL
Tel: (01506) 842065
Visit my website at www.pottedhistory.co.uk
or contact me firstname.lastname@example.org