Glass and Ceramics
Glass, pottery, ceramics, and beadwork
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-05-07 15:03
Dorset auctioneer Richard Bromell had an Antiques Roadshow moment recently when he was told that a plate, "found hanging on a makeshift wire frame in a Somerset cottage" was a 16th century original maiolica, bringing over £500,000 at auction. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-04-18 21:39
The Unified Glass Arts Day, Canton of Three Hills and West Michigan Glass Arts is seeking instructors and glassblowers for a day-long immersion at a modern glass studio.
Submitted by Historical Glas... on Thu, 2013-04-04 11:42
Historical Glassworks creates handblown glass articles, specializing in historical reproductions. Available items include tools, feast gear, accessories, and decorative gifts. They also offer live demonstrations. View their calendar for a list of upcoming events in your area.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2013-04-01 07:20
Following on his acclaimed "Tweedle Glomping in Period" series, Maistor Justinos Tekton, called Justin, offers this detailed article on creating a period tablet computing device from scratch, using only tools and techniques available in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Buxom Bitch Hor... on Mon, 2012-11-26 22:18
Buxom Bitch Horns and Archery offers hand painted drinking horns, leather drinking mugs, sandblasted glass, and Mongolian horse bows made by Istvan Toth. Check them out on Etsy or look for them at renaissance fairs science fiction conventions or SCA. They were formally known as The Stag and The Griffin.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-11-17 18:03
The 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Battle of Hastings, measures an impressive 70m (230ft). Now an artist from Somerset, England has engraved the entire piece onto a crystal bowl. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-09-21 14:21
Reserve this date: November 9, 2013 for a very special event in the Canton of Three Hills: Unified Glass Arts Day at West Michigan Glass Arts Center 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007, sponsored by the Canton of Three Hills.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-09-01 13:47
On the blog Cultural Compass, an employee of the Harry Ransom Center chronicles the discovery of rare evidence of medieval eyeglasses, not in an illustration, but in the end pages of a book.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-08-26 15:50
A feature in Vidimus Magazine, a journal dedicated to medieval stained glass, showcases twelve 16th century demi-figures found in windows at Holy Trinity Church, Hatton, Warwickshire, England. The figures depict Old Testament kings and prophets. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-08-07 19:19
A large amount of glazed late16th century pottery has been found in a garden in Rainford, England. The find includes many drinking vessels.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-06-23 04:00
Experts from the University of Reading now believe that glass-making around England's Glastonbury Abbey may be some of the industry's earliest in Great Britain. Chemical analysis will be used to date the glass, which believed to be from the 680s, the time of the Saxon King Ine of Wessex.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-05-28 16:54
Italian archaeologists have recently excavated a 3rd century Roman shipwreck off the coast of Marausa Lido, a beach resort near Trapani. On board they found eveidence of smuggling in the form of unusual tubular tiles, taken from North Africa to Rome. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-05-11 11:21
A researcher examining excavation reports from Glastonbury Abbey has found that the glass fragments and glassmaking remains found there date to the 680's, much earlier than previously thought.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-05-04 18:22
We'd like to invite you to the 3rd Biannual Calontir Metal and Glassworkers Symposium! Taking place August 31-Sept 3, 2012 at Puddleford (Warrenton, MO).
Submitted by Groomporter on Fri, 2012-04-20 10:08
J. Henderson Artifacts recreates historic pattern mugs, jugs, bottles, jars, chamber pots, candleholders, lanterns, inkwells, pitchers, pots, bowls, pie-birds, dolls, trenchers, plates, churns, including wood-fired salt glazes. Their wares are used as props by several historic sites.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2012-04-20 08:51
The extensive collection of paintings, engravings and artefacts in the Museum Boijmans Van Beunigen is now searchable online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-04-15 12:10
In an article for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senior Ceramics and Glass Conservator Fi Jordan shares photos and commentary on a student project to clean a 16th century, free-standing ceramic stove. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-04-07 12:23
Plans for the new kitchen and classrom space are on hold at Norton primary school in North Yorkshire, England due to the discovery of a Roman kiln, complete with pottery fragments.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-03-10 20:28
Japanese Archaeologists working at Shindo Remains in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, have found an early 12th century pot with the face of ogre drawn on its surface in ink. Kashihara City was once the location of Japan's capital.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-02-27 22:41
The Reverend James Bruce of St Michael and All Angels in Lyndhurst, England wanted a new driveway for the church, and allowed archaeologists to excavate the mound on which the church stands. Under the church, they discovered nearly 100 bits of medieval pottery.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-22 14:10
The Israel Antiquities Authority reports that remnants of a Byzantine oil jar, dating to the 6th century, has been found on Netanya's Poleg beach. The presence of the large jar suggests trade in olive oil along the Israeli coast. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-01-17 16:13
In the Israeli city of Acre around 500 CE, Larry the Baker left his mark. A ceramic Byzantine bread stamp has been unearthed bearing the classic Jewish seven branch Menorah and the name "Laurentius" written out in Greek letters.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-12-22 23:15
The Parish Church Cathedral of St Michael in Coventry, England was constructed in the 12th century. In World War II, it was destroyed when the city of Coventry was bombed and burned. Before the destruction, five historic windows were removed and are now the subjest of a BBC slideshow.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-12-12 17:52
Neil Holbrook, chief executive at Cotswold Archaeology, said he "can't underestimate the potential significance" of the discovery of more than 40 graves, dating to early Roman times, in Cirencester, England.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-11-11 16:15
Jewelry and other artifacts from the 1500s have been found in an excavation of a Native American village in Georgia (USA). The artifacts suggest that conquistador Hernando de Soto may have travelled far off course in his exploration of Florida and points west.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-22 11:18
Dan Carlsson of the Fröjel Discovery Programme has posted an album of Viking artifacts from the harbor and lands around Fröjel, Sweden including explantion of the objects and how they were made.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-07 10:06
Canadian experts are stumped after reconstructing a 3rd century Roman jar "riddled with tiny holes." The jar is part of the collection of the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. (photo)
Submitted by AsgardFarms on Fri, 2011-08-26 10:03
For all your Tudor Garb and Pottery needs.
Submitted by odan on Thu, 2011-08-25 14:00
This shoppe has a large variety of gifts. From jewlery, rune sets, carvings, and chess sets, all hand made, to collectible figurines, blades and more. SCA merchanting, Rennfair merchanting and a retail store.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-12 16:01
A new study of 12th century monastic and castle sites in southern Scotland shows that the country's pottery industry was larger than previosuly believed, and it was much less dependent on foreign imports. (photo)