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  • Roman Head Pot Workshop with Potted History

    Create your own Roman Head Pot 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. They are very much hands-on workshops, working with replica pots and original finds you will learn about the special properties of each type of pottery covered. We will look at the history, the materials involved, the forming methods and the decorating techniques and you will create a replica of your own which will be fired and returned to you.

    No previous pottery or archaeological experience is needed. All materials and equipment will be provided, although wearing old clothes and or bringing along an apron would probably be a good idea. All pots and tools you make during the workshop are yours to keep.

    Relatively common throughout Roman Britain, head pots are found in many archaeological contexts from kitchen storage jars to the eternal resting place of cremated remains. In style they range from the elaborate and lifelike, through to the comic. Working on a preformed wheel-made pot you will create your own replica pot. Your finished pot will be fired and posted directly to your home. The course is 3 hours.

    Morning Session - 10am to 1pm

    Afternoon Session - 2pm to 5pm

    Please note this is a half-day course please select either the morning or the 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 8 persons per workshop, book early to avoid disappointment.