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In-person classMake a Ceramic Roman Oil Lamp
5(3 reviews)
Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay. Bring history to life with this exciting 2.5 hour workshop

Hackney

£38 pp

2 hour workshop

Beginner

What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

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

Latest Reviews
5(3 reviews)
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Matthew - November 2nd
A great intimate workshop learning about the history of roman oil lamps and getting hands on!
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Anonymous - April 12th
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 - April 11th
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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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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Space Studios
Hackney
19 Warburton Road
Hackney
E8 3RT
London
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Matthew - November 2nd
A great intimate workshop learning about the history of roman oil lamps and getting hands on!
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Anonymous - April 12th
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 - April 11th
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!