Creating useful or decorative items in metal
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-28 09:45
It rained. It poured. It was cold and soggy. But, we had so much fun last year at our first Frosted Hills Gets Dirty that we just had to do it again. Even with the wettest weather we could imagine, lots of people learned to make lots of neat things and had a blast.
Therefore, we are once again pleased to invite you to come for an exciting weekend of dirty classes that don't fit into a regular schola or EKU format. In addition to hosting the 5th Metalsmiths Symposium, we anticipate having classes in almost any craft, including blacksmithing, casting, silversmithing, lampwork, pottery, woodworking, leatherwork etc. If it's dirty, or involves heat or needs a large space, we plan to have it. There is even a pottery pit firing being scheduled.
Shire of Frosted Hills (Salt Point, New York)
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-08-22 18:15
Scientists have tracked down the source of heavy metal pollution on a site in Northern France to the remains of medieval metallurgical workshops.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-08-05 15:50
A medieval silver grooming implement discovered earlier this year by a metal detectorist, has been declared treasure by the Hatfield Coroner's Court.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-29 10:49
One of only three known Edward III double florins went for UK£460,000 at Spink auction house. The coin has a face value of six shillings.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-07-26 10:03
Dragon Fire Design is a small craftshold specializing in custom silver and gemstone jewelry, goblets, tiaras, enamels, hand carved wooden staves, and fantasy art. They have a catalog with some ready-made items, but their specialty is custom artistic designs created for the individual purchaser.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-07-17 10:02
Vallawulf has announced that he is looking for help on several ongoing projects for the SCA.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-06-29 16:20
Under the direction and Patronage of Michael and Seonaid, King and Queen of Atlantia, the New Regalia Committee is seeking bids for the design and construction of new crowns.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 12:49
A hoard of over 2,000 Roman coins of the late period has been discovered in a Welsh field. The treasure was found a mere 12 inches below the surface.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-05-31 09:41
The Compendium of Scottish Silver
, an extensive resource for metalsmiths and others interested in Scottish silversmithing, is available online in a fully-searchable format, free of charge from Cornell University's DSpace project
. Written by Rodney and Janice Dietert, the 551-page book is also available as a print-on-demand download for a fee.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 15:37
Metalsmiths and researchers of Scottish silver will be glad to know that the Compendium of Scottish Silver is now available online in a fully-searchable format.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2006-05-07 09:29
An archaeology buff in South Wales spent approximately US$50,000 to purchase a 4.5-acre plot of land to see if the ruins of a village lay beneath it.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 17:20
The discovery of 600 copper, Roman coins has British archaeologists buzzing. The hoard, found in Suffolk, England, is thought to be the largest stash of legitimately-minted coins ever found in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-21 13:27
Finnvarr de Taahe and Sylard of Eagleshaven, scholars from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, will be presenting in persona as part of the 1st Annual Friends of the Mediaeval Studies Society Symposium at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on March 25, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-05 21:45
New research shows that Prasutagus, husband of the warrior queen Boudica, may have been more powerful than previously believed.
Submitted by julie melson on Sat, 2006-03-04 03:29
Stonefire is an online gallery of bronze, pewter and ceramic art.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-03-01 14:23
A small museum is locked in a battle to keep a medieval jug dating possibly to the 14th century in the UK. Luton Museum Services has a month to raise £750,000 to match the price offered by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Wenlok Jug.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-02-13 12:37
Using ground penetrating radar, archaeologists are searching Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile to try and locate the remains of the Tollbooth - a 15th century prison.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-02-10 10:24
The British Museum just paid UK£357,832, the largest sum ever for a gold Anglo-Saxon coin.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-02-09 10:07
Archaeologist Angela Karsten has discovered a 15th century French silver coin embedded in the keel of the Newport ship, a medieval vessel uncovered on the banks of the river Usk three years ago, leading experts to believe that the ship originated in France.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-14 14:47
A British metal detecting club has struck gold with the discovery of a coin bearing the image of an angel and an inscription saying "Henri VII" or "Henri VIII."
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2006-01-12 12:55
Nagle Forge & Foundry is a small family-operated casting company that specializes in crafting historically inspired and limited edition jewelry and clothing fasteners from the finest lead free pewter, sterling silver or 14k gold. They offer cloak clasps, kilt pins, religious pieces, wedding rings and more. Periods of inspiration include the late Roman Empire, the Early and High Middle Ages, the Re
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-07 17:30
Archaeologists working on a section of Roman road in Wiltshire, England have found horseshoes and conclude that the road was in use in the medieval period.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-02 22:42
Two Icelandic coins dating from the 11th century were found at an archaeological excavation at Háls at Kárahnjúkar.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-11-21 06:02
Based in Australia, but shipping worldwide, Cote & Cutler Outfitters are specialists in the field of historical costume and accessories.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2005-11-11 19:19
How many SCAdians have drawn a sword after uttering that famous movie line? Dame Aoife doesn't look a thing like Paul Hogan's "Mic" character in Crocodile Dundee, but this week she shares Mic's fascination with sharp pointy things.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-11-11 15:11
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 Mon, 2005-10-31 07:30
Ph.D candidate in Materials Science and Engineering Dan Jeffery is using ancient technologies to understand how bloomery furnaces work. Bloomery furnaces were in common use "in Japan, Renaissance Europe, ancient Rome, Africa, and many other places to make iron and steel for armor, swords, locks, tools and hundreds of other household items."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-10-27 19:05
After the failure of Jamie and Adam to reconstruct a working model of Archimedes' death ray for Mythbusters, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken up the challenge.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-17 08:46
Archaeologists working in Llancynfelyn, near Borth, Wales, have discovered a Roman "industrial estate" which includes a lead smelting operation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-07-21 17:40
In 2000, archaeologists working on a Roman bath at the site of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy, were thrilled to discover a wicker basket containing a treasure trove of silver artifacts.