Skills and Activities

Network members use a variety of skills, some learnt over decades, some newly aquired. They educate their audiences about these skills at various events - which can be seen on the calendar.

They expect to be rewarded for providing these demonstrations during events, but are happy to negotiate fees and expenses, together with the exact nature of their performances in relation to specitic events.

Some members undertake work with young people, often during outreach projects managed by museums.


Pottery Making

An appreciation of how pottery was made in ancient times, from Neolithic urns and bowls, through Bronze Age Beakers and Iron Age Black Burnished Wares to Roman Mortaria.

Finding local clay and preparing it.

Hand shaping vessels.

Firing using open bonfires and simple kilns.

The uses of Pottery.

Evidence for Pottery technologies.

Examples of types of pots.