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Make a Ceramic Roman Oil Lamp

4.5(3 reviews)
Location
Hackney
Price
£38pp
Time
2 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay. Bring history to life with this exciting 2.5 hour workshop
Next available class:
23rd Feb 2020, 2 spots left
Make a Ceramic Roman Oil Lamp
by The Potting Shed London
4.5
Make a Ceramic Roman Oil Lamp by The Potting Shed London - art in London
2 hour workshop
£38 per person
Flexitime
from £38 per person

What you will do

2 hour workshop

Daytime

Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay. These lamps use olive or other 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 dried, then fired in her kiln. It can be picked up from there when fired, by arrangement or for a small fee by post. You will get your beautiful, functioning Roman lamp with a wick and leaflet about its origin. Ready to use!

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Sun 23 Feb 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
2 slots left
Hackney, E8 3RT
2 slots left
Sun 17 May 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
4 slots left
Hackney, E8 3RT
4 slots left

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Did you know?

Roman Oil lamps were often placed in graves, used to light the way in the underworld.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 3
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Reviews (3)
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Astrid
11 Apr
Absolutely brilliantly course! Very knowledgeable and friendly teacher, bringing together archeology and pottery in a very fun yet interesting way. The best afternoon so far this year! Loved it!
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Anonymous
12 Apr
Su was a wonderful teacher. She made us feel really welcome in her studio. We learned a lot & were really looked after. Great value for money. I’ll definitely be looking into another class with her. I recommended her highly!

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Astrid
11 Apr
Absolutely brilliantly course! Very knowledgeable and friendly teacher, bringing together archeology and pottery in a very fun yet interesting way. The best afternoon so far this year! Loved it!
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Anonymous
12 Apr
Su was a wonderful teacher. She made us feel really welcome in her studio. We learned a lot & were really looked after. Great value for money. I’ll definitely be looking into another class with her. I recommended her highly!
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Matthew
2 Nov
A great intimate workshop learning about the history of roman oil lamps and getting hands on!

Class location

Hackney
19 Warburton Road
Hackney
E8 3RT
London

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About your host, The Potting Shed London

The Potting Shed London is run by Su Leaver an experienced ceramicist who has been teaching and running classes for many years.

The classes are based in her Hackney studio, limited to 4 people so lots of tuition.

She tries to make her classes fun and to ensure a creative , relaxed and sociable environment.

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Notes

You need to bring: Your enthusiasm for making pottery! My studio can be very cold in winter so please wear warm clothes. Clay can be messy so bear this in mind, although I do provide plastic aprons. Tea will be provided

Age Requirement

12

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Make a Ceramic Roman Oil Lamp
by The Potting Shed London
4.5(3 reviews)
Make a Ceramic Roman Oil Lamp by The Potting Shed London - art in London
2 hour workshop
£38 per person
Flexitime
from £38 per person
2 hour workshop
from £38 pp