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  • Deities & Oil Lamps Workshop with Potted History

    Create your own Deity Figurine and Oil Lamp 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. 

    Across the Roman Empire factories, mass produced moulded ceramic objects in vast numbers. Probably most notable among these are the pottery oil lamps and deity figurines found on almost every Roman archaeological site and in this respect Vindolanda is no exception. In this half day course, you will learn about the manufacturing methods employed by Roman craftsmen and create your own Roman goddess figurine and a fully functioning Roman oil lamp. Your finished pieces will be fired and returned to Vindolanda for collection or, for a small additional charge, posted directly to your home.

    3 hours

    10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm

    Please note that this is a half-day course make sure you select either the morning or afternoon option for the date you would like to attend.

    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.