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  • Barbotine Hunt Cup Workshop with Potted History

    Create your own Barbotine Hunt Cup with Potted History at Roman Vindolanda.

    These workshops are designed for adults, no previous experience is necessary, but if you have made pots before or have an interest in archaeology the course will add to your skills and knowledge of the subject.The course combines basic pottery making techniques and history, but most of all they are fun. 

    During this workshop participants will learn about Roman Barbotine Ware, a slip decoration technique used to create Gladiator and Hunt Cups. You will learn to use replica Roman tools to decorate tiles and a pre-made wheel thrown cup. You will learn about the special properties of the slip coating that gives Barbotine Ware its beautiful black shine. Your finished pot and tiles will be fired and returned to Vindolanda for collection or, for a small additional charge, posted directly to your home. The course will be 4 hours with a 1hr lunch break, there is a Café on site.

    10am - 12 noon

    Lunch 1 hour

    1pm - 3pm


    Workshop takes place at Roman Vindolanda and is run by Graham Taylor from Potted History.

    Workshop price includes all materials.

    Places are limited to 10 persons per workshop, book early to avoid disappointment.