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…
You need to bring: Your enthusiasm for making pottery! A face mask and towel 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
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.
Select a date and time that suits you and your teacher will get back to you to confirm if they are available or suggest alternate times.