Glass and Ceramics
Glass, pottery, ceramics, and beadwork
Submitted by Groomporter on Fri, 2012-04-20 09:08
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 07:51
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 11:10
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 11:23
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 19:28
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 21:41
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 13:10
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 15:13
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 22:15
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 16:52
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 15:15
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 10:18
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 09:06
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 09:03
For all your Tudor Garb and Pottery needs.
Submitted by odan on Thu, 2011-08-25 13:00
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 15:01
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 10:49
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 10:50
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 20:02
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 06:52
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 19:05
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 09:16
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 12:02
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 15:26
Join Tree Girt Sea for 12th Night in 12th Night - The Musical! January 15, 2011
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-12-06 15:51
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 07:57
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 19:09
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 10:40
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 20:25
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 11:13
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.