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Ancient Craft: Saxon Pottery Making
SAXON POTTERY MAKING
11:15am - 1:15pm (adults 16+) - Now sold out, please contact Box Office to be added to the Waiting List
2 - 3:30pm (children aged 7-15)
Numbers are limited to 15 people per class.
After the Romans abandoned Britain many things changed and pottery reflects these changes.
Adult session: The workshop will look at the transition from Roman Wheel made Pottery to the early Saxon handmade vessels, and the return to the poters wheel during the Late Anglo-Saxon Period. Looking at and handling replicas of these pots, Graham will demonstrate the making of each type. Participants will have the chance to make and decorate their own hand built Anglo-Saxon Urn. No previous experience is needed and Graham will give all the help and encouragement needed to ensure that everyone goes away with at least one pot.
Children's session: The children's workshop will use the handling collection as a starting point to talk about life in Anglo-Saxon Britain. Graham will demonstrate the making of pots, both on the wheel and by hand; then the children will have the opportunity to make their own pot to take home.
With Graham Taylor from Potted History