Category Archives: Bickley Ceramics Project

Newport Medieval Kiln Open to the Public

The impressive medieval pottery kiln at Newport in Pembrokeshire is now fully conserved and open to public view. The kiln is contained within the basement of the Newport Memorial Hall built in 1921. Its survival concealed within the building for … Continue reading

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Finds from the medieval kiln-site at Newport, Pembs.

Building work on the Memorial Hall in Newport is beginning now and the removal of soil outside the north west corner of the building is producing large quantities of medieval pottery and kiln debris. These are some samples of the … Continue reading

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17th-Century Kiln Reconstruction at Little Woodham, Hampshire

Roger Harris, the potter at the 1642 Living History Village at Little Woodham outside Gosport in Hampshire has been building a reconstruction of a 17th-century Barnstaple-type kiln for a while now. On the 2nd of August David Dawson and I … Continue reading

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PLIMOTH PLANTATION DEMOLISHES ’17TH CENTURY’ POTTERY KILN

Very Sad News from Massachusetts. I am told that in the last week of April Plimoth Plantation quietly demolished the kiln we designed and built for (and with) them in 2001. The wood-fired replica of a 17th-century updraught kiln from … Continue reading

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The Bickley Book – iPad edition now available from blurb.com

The Bickley Book celebrates the 30 years of the Bickley Ceramics Project in Somerset. Published in 2012, it’s 40 pages and over 100 colour photographs outline the various aspects of the project from kilns and firings to the farm and … Continue reading

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THE BICKLEY BOOK IS NOW ON SALE – celebrating 30 years of the Bickley Ceramics Project

The Bickley Book is published today (9 Dec 2012). We have had a great launch party with the added feature of 30 themed cup cakes made by Vicky, one for each year!  Like the cakes, the book is about celebrating … Continue reading

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30 YEARS OF THE BICKLEY CERAMICS PROJECT – THE BICKLEY BOOK PUBLISHED

Great excitement. The Bickley Book has gone to press and will be launched on December 9th 2012.    THE BICKLEY BOOK The Bickley Ceramics Project 1981 – 2010 How did our medieval and earlier potters fire their wares? The technology is poorly … Continue reading

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