Make a Roman Lamp with Su
Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Bring history to life with this exciting 2 hour pottery workshop.
Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay. These lamps use cooking oil and a wick and are lit like a candle.
Su, an archaeologist and ceramicist for many years, offers a choice of ten differently designed lamp moulds (for example ship, dolphin, shell, gladiator) all based on actual Roman lamps excavated on archaeological sites, many here in London.
The workshop offers an introduction to pottery techniques including using a press mould, joining clay, fettling and finishing and the experience of making a ceramic oil lamp using the same techniques and materials as the Romans did.
This is a hands-on way of getting a further understanding of Roman life and craftsmen.
At the end of your session the lamp will be taken to Su’s Hackney studio to fire in her kiln. It can be picked up from there when fired, by arrangement.
You will get your beautiful, functioning Roman lamp with a wick and leaflet about its origin, ready to use!
Take a look at previous roman lamps made with Su on her Twitter feed
You need to bring: just your enthusiasm for making pottery!
The workshop will take place in the lovely Brewode’s Cornucopia café on Broadway Market which has an unusual and extensive range of cakes .The price for the workshop includes cake and coffee (or similar refreshment) Try the carrot cake - it's delicious!
To see some of the other things that Su has made visit her website http://www.anexaltationoflarks.com/
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