Glass and Ceramics
Glass, pottery, ceramics, and beadwork
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.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-25 18:40
A homeowner in Cardiff, Wales discovered a trove of Roman pottery while digging in his garden.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-04-07 15:23
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-03-27 08:53
More than half of the Camino de Santiago, medieval Europe’s most important pilgrimage route, passes through the ancient kingdoms of Castille and León.
Submitted by julie melson on Sat, 2006-03-04 02:29
Stonefire is an online gallery of bronze, pewter and ceramic art.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2006-01-16 22:12
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-04 11:49
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-12-19 12:47
Archaeological evidence from Roman forts shows that women held an important place in Roman military life.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2005-12-14 11:13
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-05 23:23
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-05 18:22
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-11-11 14:11
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-22 15:55
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.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-07-12 10:30
"Vietnamese Ceramics from the Red River Delta" opens on July 9 at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and continues indefinitely.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-17 16:10
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.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-03-27 09:25
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.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-03-09 07:13
"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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-11 12:02
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.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-28 09:46
"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.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-01-18 10:32
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-16 15:27
The 15th century east window of England's renowned York Minster is being painstakingly repaired.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 14:02
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.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-12-20 15:14
"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.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-12-06 16:13
"Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation" will be on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, through April 24, 2005.
Submitted by Christian de Ho... on Sun, 2004-12-05 16:35
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!
Submitted by Christian de Ho... on Sun, 2004-12-05 16:31
Paternoster-Row is about the history of medieval rosary beads, paternosters, and prayer beads, with illustrations, replicas, and bibliography.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-07-11 11:20
A huge haul of Ming porcelain has been recovered from a shipwrecked Portuguese ship in waters off the coast of Malaysia.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-07-04 13:10
Fragments of two glass armlets dating to Roman times have been discovered near East Linton, England.