Glass and Ceramics
Glass, pottery, ceramics, and beadwork
Submitted by samia on Sat, 2008-09-13 08:00
A rare Islamic rock crystal ewer is reclassified after being sold as post-industrial French antique for about UK£200. It will auction at Christie's London this October for more than UK£3 million. It is one of eight known extant rock crystal ewers from the period. (picture)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-12 10:26
Grave Goods, an exhibit of the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen with a medieval theme, will be on display through November 1, 2008 at the Woodstock Museum in Woodstock, Ontario.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 12:13
A new study suggests that medieval stained glass windows covered with tiny gold particles helped to purify the air when sunlight shone through them.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-17 08:04
Cottondale, Alabama art teacher and potter Kerry Kennedy spent the past year preparing to merchant her wares at the annual Pennsic War. Ashley Boyd for the Tuscaloosa News had the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-22 14:00
New research from the University of Haifa shows that a healthy trade existed between the eastern Mediterranean and China during the 12th and 13th centuries. The trade consisted mainly of ceramics and pottery.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-01 11:16
Researchers working on a site near Phnom Penh in Cambodia believe they have discovered the remains of a Japanese village dating to the 17th century. Artifacts found include ceramics and kilns.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2008-02-01 16:28
An 11th century Egyptian rock crystal jug, one of only six known examples of its kind, may sell for as high as US$10 million at auction.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-14 16:48
Archaeologists working in Vietnam's central province of Quang Ngai have discovered an ancient brick kiln dating to the 8th century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-11 08:11
Glasgow historian Mark Oxbrow believes he has found the real Holy Grail in - of all places - the Louvre in Paris. Oxbrow believes it is a "green gem-encrusted serving dish which he thinks could have been used at the Last Supper."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-05 20:14
Archaeologist Jacqui Wood may have discovered a form of Bronze Age lantern tops while doing research in Italy. The ceramic, pots full of strange holes and long thought to be cheese strainers, may have been, in fact, lantern covers or a sort of "medieval bunsen burner." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-11 11:21
Archaeologists working on a site near Usti nad Labem in North Bohemia have discovered a ceramic statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus dating to the late 14th century.
Submitted by Genevieve la fl... on Mon, 2007-11-05 17:00
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-21 19:56
At a recent Young Artists Conference at Southwest Minnesota State University, Garret Bitker (Gevehard in the SCA) taught middle school students the art of bead-making. Cindy Votruba of the Independent (Marshall, Minnesota) has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-26 07:17
An octopus caught recently by a Korean fisherman was hauled on board clutching a 900-year-old piece of pottery. The catch has led to the discovery of more than 30 12th century bowls.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-25 15:12
On October 27th, the Barony of Stierbach will welcome the glass workers of Atlantia to the All Glass Symposium! Here we will all gather to share knowledge and our passion for all things glass.
Those with traveling torch set-ups, we ask for you to bring your kits. For beginners we will have loaner equipment for you to try your hand at lampworking and some flat work.
There will be kilns on site so that more advanced work can be done.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-15 17:55
Work is underway to hoist a ship from the Song Dynasty (1127-1279) from the South China Sea in October 2007. The largest Song Dynasty cargo ship ever discovered, researchers expect to find between 60,000 and 80,000 artifacts on board.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-31 17:43
Students at Abbey College in Ramsey, England have discovered old tiles over the years and presented them to the college's history department, never guessing that they might be some of the finest examples of 13th and 14th century tiles in existence.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-21 08:48
A 1400-year-old glass bowl was discovered in a wooden bucket recently during a broadcast of Channel 4's Time Team. The artifact was found in the new Forest area of Hamshire, England.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2007-07-17 18:03
Archaeologists in the village of Topolchane, Bulgaria have unearthed artifacts of gold, silver and pottery dating back to the 4th century B.C.E., including a golden mask.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-05-01 14:33
Aliena de Savigny has posted a photo album and a video from the 2007 Rowany Festival in the Kingdom of Lochac. The video deals with bead-making and iron forging.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-10 15:13
From March 31 until October 28, 2007, the Art Institute of Chicago will present Perpetual Glory: Medieval Islamic Ceramics from the Harvey B. Plotnick Collection, a collection of medieval Islamic ceramics dating from the 9th-15th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-03-04 17:09
A new study of Islamic tile art indicates that the designers had made stunning breakthroughs in mathematics. The quasicrystalline designs, produced in the 15th century, were not created until 500 years later in the western world.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-02-14 15:24
"Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through May 20.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-06 12:05
The Worcestershire On-line Ceramic Database has been created to catalog all types of pottery from prehistory to 1900 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-18 12:03
On December 3, 2006, in the Kingdom of Caid, Mistress Huette and Master Hroar (Timothy Whitcomb and Pat Lammerts) exchanged wedding vows.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-29 14:40
Construction workers in Hanoi, Vietnam have discovered what is believed to be an ancient altar from the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) as well as glassware dating to the same period.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 11:19
Vidimus, an online magazine devoted to the study of medieval stained glass, will be published monthly online. Subscriptions to the magazine are free.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-20 14:57
Archaeologists have solved a great mystery of Canadian history: the location of Jacques Cartier's 1541 settlement Fort Charlesbourg-Royal. The recent discovery of a 465-year-old pottery shard has placed the site near present day Quebec City.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-15 12:13
Gina (Lila Richards) of the Kingdom of Lochac reports that a guide to the Ancient Glass Collection at Yale University is available in PDF format online.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-24 19:25
An alembic found at a remote North Yorkshire monastery may be evidence that Cistercian monks were involved in the arcane quest to make gold from base metal.