Glass and Ceramics
Glass, pottery, ceramics, and beadwork
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)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-12 11:49
A fragment of a locally-made pottery aquamanile, used by dinner guests to wash their hands, has been discovered at an archaeological dig of a manor house near Cosmeston, Wales. The fragment dates to the 13th century. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-08-02 11:50
The discovery of elaborate, locally made pottery is giving insight into a southern Welsh manor and the medieval village surrounding it.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-07-21 21:02
Tangwystyl reports that she has posted an album showcasing Spanish pottery painted at her class at A&S and June Crown in the Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-06-12 07:52
A new study of pottery fragments excavated during the 1950s and 1960s at Glastonbury Abbey shows that many historical periods were represented and that the abbey dates to a later period than previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-05-28 20:05
A display of 9th century Chinese pottery, discovered in 1998 in the wreck of an Arabic ship near Indonesia, has sparked controvery in the archaeological community. Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds, was scheduled to be exhibited at Washington's Smithsonian Institution.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-21 10:16
A recent excavation at Bannockburn, Scotland has uncovered several green-glazed pot sherds near the site of the camp of Scottish king Robert the Bruce, leading experts to speculate that the pottery may have belonged to the army.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-12-30 13:02
In October 2010, Rohesia Anven of Thessalonica, from the Kingdom of Atlantia, visited the Art Institute of Chicago and documented many of the museum's period objects in an amazing collection of photographs. Her album is available on Picasaweb.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-12-09 16:26
Join Tree Girt Sea for 12th Night in 12th Night - The Musical! January 15, 2011
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-12-06 16:51
British potter Kate Phillips wanted to go to art school. Instead she became a nurse. Now, nearly 50 years later, Phillips has found her muse in hand-thrown Viking pottery, which she often sells at SCA events.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-24 08:57
On the That Artist Woman blog, Gail shares plans on how to design a stained glass rose window project for children using white glue and acrylic paint.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-21 20:09
Writer and science teacher Andy Connelly finds inspiration in the stained glass of medieval cathedral. He discusses the science of stained glass in an article for The Guardian.
Submitted by trbrown on Fri, 2010-11-19 11:40
Genevra Kornbluth's "Documenting the Luxury Arts" site has photos of artifacts and architecture from Roman to 20th century. Photos of the pre-17th century items include many not easily found elsewhere, including crystal and crystal intaglio pieces, ivory carvings, and game pieces (20-sided dice, anyone?).
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-11-10 21:25
Glass was a common commodity in Roman Britain until the 3rd and 4th centuries C.E. when a shortage of raw glass forced recycling. A new study of Roman clear glass appears in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-05 12:13
Hrothgar reports that he has created an album of photos from the Metal and Glassworkers Symposium 2010 which took place in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by M. Sotherden Ar... on Tue, 2010-09-14 18:05
M. Sotherden Art Glass is a source for custom and unique stained glass, art glass gifts, and jewelry, including devices, award scrolls and other stained glass items of interest to SCAdians.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-07-17 07:10
Experts from Leicester University in England recently used the shards of a pottery drinking pot to date the building of fortifications for the town of Wallingford to the late 9th century. They believe the walls were built to protect against Viking raids.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-06-30 23:27
October 14-16, 2010, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, will play host to the 49th Annual Seminar on Glass. This year's topic is: Medieval Glass and Its Influence.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-06-04 21:18
The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning. NY will present Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants from May 15, 2010 through January 2, 2011 in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-05-14 14:27
In Blanding, Utah, collecting pre-Columbian artifacts was an accepted pastime for ecades. But new enforcement of antiquities law has brought the FBI down upon the town and angered and divided the people there.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-03-04 19:17
A team of young archeologists is excavating the site of the St Mary Magdalen leper hospital in Winchester. A BBC video chronicles the recent finds at the site. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-02-01 17:26
Shadow has posted several albums of photos taken during a recent European trip featuring closeups of artifacts in various museums. The photos are available on her SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-20 16:51
A Christmas card, in the form of a wonderful rendition of the Gower Wassail by Welsh traditional folksinger Phil Tanner, accompanied by a museum-quality video of the Ewenny Wassail Bowl, is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 11:49
The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art has acquired a rare 13th-14th century tea jar "widely revered as an icon of Japanese tea culture." The jar, originally made in China, has been used to store tea for over five centuries. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-11 17:50
Visitors to the town of Sittingbourne, England have a rare opportunity to watch the processing of artifacts from an Anglo-Saxon burial site. (photos and video)