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The Orkney Grooved Ware experiment (part 1)

Here's another post that was rescued from our previous website. During April 2007 a small group of volunteer potters, led by archaeologist Stephen Harrison and professional potter Andrew Appleby, began a three-year experimental research project into the making of Neolithic pottery. The project, an active collaboration between archaeologists and potters, with substantial community involvement, was based at Fursbreck Pottery, Harray, Orkney, and aimed to shed light on the processes involved in the manufacture and firing of prehistoric ceramics and their use during the third and early second millennia BC within a specifically Orcadian context.

Part 1: Sourcing and preparing the clay + forming and decorating the vessels. Click on the images for more information!

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