Ancient Pottery Workshops at the Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne
14th & 15th May 2023

This is a webpage about the ancient pottery workshops tutored by Bill Crumbleholme at the Ancient Technology Centre on 14th & 15th May 2023
The venue website is at this link :-

Details of the workshops and a link to Eventbrite booking system can be found at this link :-

Learn skills for making replicas of ancient pottery, tutored by Bill Crumbleholme, the Beakerfolk Potter and member of the Ancient Wessex Network.

Both days suitable for people with no or some previous knowledge of pottery or archaeology. The tutoring will be adjusted to cope with different levels of skill and knowledge.

Gain an insight into clay preparation, shaping and decorative methods, different styles of pottery through time, make replicas of those pots.

Ongoing discussions about the pottery during the day, Bill's examples available for study (and purchase!).

No firing on the day, but an explanation will be given to enable people to attempt their own firings "at home".

Sessions 10am to 4pm. 70 per person, including materials. Limited to ten people each day. Minimum 18 years of age. Tea break refreshments provided, but bring your own lunch.

Fees refunded (less Eventbrite fee) if cancelled for whatever reason. No refund for people not turning up on the day!


Meanwhile take a look at this page to see how Bill makes a simple beaker pot.

Contact Bill at email

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