Jacqui Wright, Archaeologist and Viking Ceramic artist, specialising in ceramics from the neolithic to the Viking era, will talk about construction and design. This is a two part event, the first of which takes place on 25 March in Strangford. In Part 2, Jacqui will expand on the contribution Vikings made to ceramics in Ireland. She will show replica items made in her own kiln.
Ceramics have been an essential part of life for thousands of years and Jacqui Wright has spent much of her life researching the subject. She calls herself an experimental archaeologist – someone who experiments with the materials and tools used by people of ancient times to reproduce items found in archaeological sites. In Jacqui’s case, it is the pottery from the Neolithic period through to the Viking era that excites her. Clay comes alive in Jacqui’s hands, and she will have some of the reproductions from her own kiln on display – you will enjoy the eloquence of a person who is steeped in this fascinating subject.
Suitable for all.
Free. Pre-booking essential.
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Images supplied by Lakes Vikings, photo credit to Ciara McMullen Photography.