In no particular order here is an outline of the members of the network, each has a page devoted to more of their activities.
| || |Bill Crumbleholme - Potter & Part-time Metal WorkerBill is most famous for his Bronze Age Pottery - more details can be seen at his website www.beakerfolk.co.ukBill
was the Founding Father of the network and is held in high esteem by
all the members! He does the paperwork and accounting. His
pottery ranges from reasonably authentic replicas, made from clay he
has dug, shaped by hand and fired in open an bonfire to more
contemporary wares that are inspired by the ancient pots but are made
using more recent technologies, such as wheels and kilns. "Woden" the
large wood fuelled kiln that he built and fires produces most of his
output - beakers and bowls!
| | Mark Vyvyan-Penney - Bronze Caster, Woodcarver and Teacher
was trained as a primary teacher but left the profession to those of a
tougher disposition and became an impoverished wood carver which seemed
marginally preferable. He was encouraged to make some bronze chisels for
carving demonstrations by Bill Crumbleholme (whom he holds in high steam) and found that he enjoyed melting metal just as much as he enjoyed carving wood.
Mark does the marketing for Ancient Wessex Network and also makes
bronze swords,wooden battle clubs and willow baskets. He has also found
that other people want to learn these skills too, so he teaches
woodcarving, basket weaving and occasionally metal casting
| | Will Brown Art Lecturer, Jewellery maker, Wood chip carver, Bronze caster.
Will is a full time Art Lecturer. He is interested in Viking jewellery, Nordic legends, Chip carving and metal casting
| ||Virginia Evans - Jewellery Maker, Abstract Painter|
| |David Morris Engineer, Metal Caster
| ||Mike Trevarthen- Archaeologist, Flint knapper|
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