Creating useful or decorative items in metal
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-18 08:26
Straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean, a 400-year-old automaton clock includes a skull that laughs, screams, bites and launches snakes from its eye sockets. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-16 03:29
"The most important Viking find in Britain in 150 years" has just been discovered in a Yorkshire field. Among the over 8,500 objects found was a rare silver gilt cup, one of only two in existence.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-11-08 08:41
"Datamancer", as Hieronymus Isambard "Jake" von Slatt is known online, is enthusiastic about packaging modern technology in historically inspired Victorian-era enclosures, an art form known as "steampunk." This time, the project is an exquisitely-crafted and fully-functional laptop computer.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-05 10:39
The Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais is proud to sponsor an intensive symposium entirely devoted to smith work, glass, enameling, casting, forge work, bang-on-it-until-it-looks-like-it-should-look work. This event has been held in the East Kingdom in past years, and we are grateful that the organizers have graciously allowed us to host it this year.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-08-23 07:49
An enameled medieval crucifix stolen from France by the Nazis has resurfaced in an Austrian rubbish skip. It was discovered by a china-fancier looking for old plates in the belongings of a deceased neighbor.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2007-07-23 15:07
Father and son metal detector team David and Andrew Whelan unveiled a glittering haul of gold and silver Viking treasure in a North Yorkshire field, hailed as the most significant find of its kind in England for more than 150 years.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2007-07-17 19:03
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 Mon, 2007-07-16 11:18
Njall Olaf Hagarson (Scott B. Jaqua), of the kingdom of Caid, has announced that he will appear crafting weapons on the Discovery Science Channel's Faces of Earth program on August 9, 2007.
Submitted by aleyn on Fri, 2007-07-06 19:09
Tired of being cold and damp at events? Fed up to the teeth with hours of setting up and outfitting your tent? Ever dream of just hitching up the wagon and just trailing to an event ready to go in warmth and civilized comfort but do not want to get exiled to the RV ghetto? Then maybe a Vardo or covered wagon is the thing for you!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-04 14:33
A bronze disc, believed to have decorated the harness of the horse of a 15th century lord, has been discovered in Surrey, England. The decoration may have belonged to Henry Stafford, the second Duke of Buckingham.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2007-05-02 11:29
Peter A. Renzetti, AKA "The Unknown Blacksmith" and owner of Arden Forge, is retiring. His shop and all of its contents go on the auction block in mid-May in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-05-01 15:33
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 Justin on Wed, 2007-04-25 10:57
Based in India, Raj Tents manufactures elaborately-decorated pergolas, pavilions, tents, and other shelters in sizes up to 34x40 feet (10.3x12.2 meters). They offer rectangular and octagonal shelters of canvas, as well as cloth liners that can be used to dress up modern vinyl tents. The company also offers a selection of furnishings, accessories, and lighting fixtures in an Indian or Middle Eastern style.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-04-22 08:18
An amateur archaeologist working at a burial mound near Sättuna on the outskirts of Linköping, Sweden, has discovered a 6th century patrix, a die used to emboss gold, portraying "a woman who resembles a troll."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-10 19:22
Zenobia reports that Christie's Auction House will be offering a collection of 156 pieces of pewter dating from the 16th century or before for sale on May 1, 2007. Photos from the catalog are available online.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2007-04-04 07:35
Researchers in York have discovered a small copper-alloy disc dating back to around 1300 that was part of an early mechanical clock.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2007-03-31 12:14
The medieval Torre Abbey in Torquay is undergoing the first phase of a UK£6.5 million refurbishment to turn it into an educational facility and tourist attraction.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-20 18:06
The Pushkin Museum of Fine art in Russia will display a collection of Merovingian artifacts. The museum is located in Moscow.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-03-12 18:46
The discovery of a 2nd century BCE coin in Cornwall may change how pre-Roman Britons are viewed. The pre-Roman Republic silver coin proves that active trading took place with the inhabitants of Britain before Rome conquered the island.
Submitted by agnarr on Sun, 2007-02-25 12:50
A silver denarius minted in 32 B.C. shows that the fabled image of Cleopatra is not what she really looked like.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-02-14 16:24
"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 Sat, 2007-02-10 21:05
One of the artifacts at the Fitzwilliam Museum is a Roman army knife dating to the 3rd or 4th century. Unlike modern Swiss army knives, this one appears to have been used mainly as an eating utensil.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2007-02-06 17:26
An Ealdormere Laurel in Playboy magazine? Well, not exactly. To be more accurate: the Laurel herself isn't in the magazine, but her work is.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-11 20:10
Britannia & Muscovy: English Silver at the Court of the Tsars, an exhibit of rare Elizabethan and Stuart silver and gold from the collections of the Kremlin Armoury Museum, will be featured at London's Gilbert Collection until January 28, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-10 08:57
Eleanor Cadfan of Fettered Cock Pewters has announced that some "slightly naughty" Carnival Badges created by her will be featured in a short article in the January 2007 issue of Playboy Magazine.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-26 06:38
A Bronze Age cup found in Kent by a metal detector enthusiast will return to the county on loan from the British Museum. The Ringlemere Gold Cup is one of only seven from the period found in Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-22 13:25
A hoard of over 3,000 late Roman coins "made a sound like tinkling glass" when they poured from an overturned pot recently unearthed by archaeologists on a dig in Kent, England. The treasure is valued at over UK£10,000.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-10-18 09:20
The pewter collection of the late Stanley Shemmell, including objects of Roman origin and vessels from the Spanish Armada, will go on sale at Bonham's auction house on October 26. The items in the collection represent over a thousand years in the history of pewter-making.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-10-13 09:17
The 600-year-old bronze silhouette of a snarling dog has stumped experts who are trying to puzzle out its use. Weathervane? "Beware of Dog" sign? They aren't sure what to make of the crudely cut image, unearthed by Tees Archaeology.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2006-09-03 15:00
A rare, copper alloy Saxon belt buckle, dated to between 600 CE and 720 CE has gone on display for the first time.