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 course, you will learn about the manufacturing methods employed by Roman craftsmen and create your own Roman goddess figurine, a small Lararium or household shrine and a fully functioning Roman oil lamp. 

Maxium 10 people per session - book early to avoid disappointment!

Graham Taylor is a potter, experimental archaeologist and ancient pottery technology specialist, based in Rothbury, Northumberland. He has worked with the Vindolanda trust for a few of years and runs workshops, demonstrations and has built a working replica Roman kiln in our gardens. He specialises in Prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon pottery. To learn more about Potted History visit their website.

The Workshop runs from 10am until 3:30pm. Afterwards you will have time to visit the Vindolanda Site & Museum.

Graham is supporting the Race to £100K Pottery Appeal and will be donating 50% of the course fees to the appeal. 

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