Wed, 23 Oct|
The Antoinette Centre
Potty about Pottery (Adult tickets available)
Can you tell a Neolithic piece of pottery from a Post-Medieval example? Why did ancient potters add things to clay? Did they really use manure? Have a go at dating and sequencing some pot sherds, before having a go at making a pot yourself.
Time & Location
23 Oct 2019, 10:00 – 12:00
The Antoinette Centre, The Antoinette Centre, Quex Park, Birchington, UK
About The Event
Pottery is the most common artefact found on archaeological sites, and can reveal much information about the site, the maker and fashions of the time. The types of clay used, its colour, shape and what it has in the clay (inclusions) can indicate its date, purpose and how it was made and even where it was made.
Come along and have a go at sorting some sherds (pot fragments), dating some pieces by looking at the inclusions and have a go at making a pot yourself.
After looking at many examples from different historical periods, you will be provided with some air dried clay to create your own design based on what you have seen. If you wish, you can add some inclusions such as sand, shell or grog (ground up pieces of old pot).
All materials used are child friendly.
Duration: 2 hours
Age Guide: 8 years +
Price: £15 per child.
Numbers limited to 12
Pottery Basics (junior)