School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Make Your Own Pots - FULLY BOOKED

Pots, pots, pots - they’re everywhere in the archaeological record. But how were they made? If you’ve ever fancied yourself a potter then this is the event for you. Learn about the manufacturing process and turn your hand to throwing on the wheel. Make your very own amphora (or egg cup)!

Handmade ceramics

Four-Hour Workshop

During this four-hour workshop we will learn about the full range of pottery making techniques, from handmade slab and coil pots to wheel-made ceramics. The staff at Cyan Clayworks will guide those involved through a thorough interactive workshop, teaching them the basic skills required to work on the wheel. Those involved will be able to produce multiple pots, leave them for firing, and then return to collect them after two weeks.

Think about primary materials in different ways

Students spend a lot of their academic lives studying pots, usually small fragments thereof, but rarely is much attention paid to how these objects were made and what an analysis of their manufacture adds to our understanding of ancient craftspeople and their relationship with their clients.

Date & time: Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th of February, 10am - 2pm
Audience: Priority given to students studying Classical Archaeology options
Cost: £10
Booking information: Sorry, this event is fully booked.
Additional information:  
Accessibility: Students in wheelchairs will find it difficult to control a wheel but adjustments can be made for anyone else.
Location: Cyan Clayworks, 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4JE
Meeting point: Meet at Cyan Clayworks 10 mins before scheduled start time.

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