Glass and Ceramics

Glass, pottery, ceramics, and beadwork

Canada's First French Settlement Found

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.

Ancient Glass Documentation Online

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.

White Monks May Have Pursued Alchemy

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.

Roman Pottery Find in Back Yard

A homeowner in Cardiff, Wales discovered a trove of Roman pottery while digging in his garden.

New Housing Project Built on Site of Medieval Village

The site of a new town in Grafenwöhr, Germany, for U.S. soldiers and their families, was once a medieval village and later boasted a guest house where tourists came to watch the Bavarian army train on a nearby range.

Stunning Sights on Pilgrimage

More than half of the Camino de Santiago, medieval Europe’s most important pilgrimage route, passes through the ancient kingdoms of Castille and León.

Stonefire

Stonefire is an online gallery of bronze, pewter and ceramic art.

Phoenixware Pottery

Phoenixware Pottery offers period ceramics and historical recreations spanning all years and cultures of the Known World. All of HL Artemisia Di Serena's pottery is hand-thrown, high fire stoneware which is dishwasher-safe and microwaveable. Commissions are available. Tableware, period encampment items, cookware, and specialty items are offered at affordable prices.

Skimpy Civvy Adorns G-String Gladiator

Divers working on a river site near a Roman fortress in England have discovered a bit of pottery depicting the rear portions of a g-string clad gladiator.

Women Important in Roman Military Life

Archaeological evidence from Roman forts shows that women held an important place in Roman military life.

12th Century Window on Display

A 12th century window, an archaeological gem which gives an insight into the lost world of Merton Priory, has gone on display at the Museum of London.

13th Century Frescoes Being Restored in Italy

In Italy, 13th century frescoes in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, which were damaged in a 1997 earthquake and thought to be irreparable, are now being restored with the help of computers.

13th Century Well, Pottery Shards Found

An 800 year-old well was uncovered in the center of the town of Sheffield, England. The well was discovered on the land surrounding Carmel House, a 13th century manor house which is being converted into shops.

Textiles, Metalwork and Art from Ottoman Empire Now at Smithsonian

The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.

Chartres Glass Being Restored to Jewel-Like Quality

A team of experts is working to restore the brilliant colors to Chartres Cathedral's famous stained glass windows. 16 of the 175 windows have already been restored with stunning results.

Exhibit on medieval Vietnamese ceramics opens at the Freer

"Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta" opens on July 9 at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and continues indefinitely.

15th Century Artifacts Discovered in Prague

A large number of silver coins and a ceramic goblet were discovered by archaeologists working in central Prague recently. The rare find was unearthed under the floor of a Gothic house between Stepanska and Skolska Streets.

Three new exhibits open at the Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries

On March 19, three new exhibits on Japanese and Near Eastern artwork opened at the Sackler & Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

New exhibit on cameos opens at the Met

"Cameo Appearances" will be on display at the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Special Exhibitions Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through October 30, 2005.

Hunts Post: Huntingdon Digs Ends with Spectacular Finds

Archaeologists digging for five weeks through an archaeological site in Huntingdon, England have unearthed some spectacular finds dating from the Bronze Age through the 14th century.

Exhibit on Renaissance Maiolica at the Frick

"Marvels of Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics from the Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection" will be on display at the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze, Pennsylvania.

Fenton Art Glass to offer hands-on glassmaking seminars

Fenton Art Glass, located in West Virginia (USA), is celebrating its centennial by offering a series of half-day glass-making seminars in which participants will actually create glass artworks.

York Minster Glass Receives Facelift

The 15th century east window of England's renowned York Minster is being painstakingly repaired.

Jeff Brown Pottery: Medieval Raeren Stoneware Pottery

This potter offers a collection of stoneware jugs, mugs, and bottles, based on interpretations of original examples, diagrams, and photographs of Raeren pottery of the 15th century.

New exhibit on Chinese ceramics at the Freer

"Black and White Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries" opened at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, on December 18, and will continue indefinitely.

New exhibit on medieval Chinese and Iraqi ceramics at the Sackler

"Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation" will be on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, through April 24, 2005.

Paternosters Mailing List

The PATERNOSTERS e-mail list at Yahoo! Groups is for people interested in historical rosaries, paternosters, and other prayer beads. If you re-create, research, collect, or just admire and are interested in the variety of historical rosaries (etc.), you are very welcome to join this list!

Paternoster-Row: A history of rosaries and paternosters

Paternoster-Row is about the history of medieval rosary beads, paternosters, and prayer beads, with illustrations, replicas, and bibliography.

Shipwrecked Ming china recovered

A huge haul of Ming porcelain has been recovered from a shipwrecked Portuguese ship in waters off the coast of Malaysia.

Glass Armlets Discovered in East Linton Dig

Fragments of two glass armlets dating to Roman times have been discovered near East Linton, England.