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edieval Artisan Program of Study for Clay

edieval Artisan Program of Study for Clay

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The Craft of working in Clay covers the preparation of Clay from raw Clay to the Finished Product.

We have organized the skills and information about this Craft into a Medieval Artisan Program of Study (MAPS), which includes a set of Skill Definitions, Skill Tests to verify mastery of the Skill, How-To Guides to explain the Skill, Projects the Artisans have done using the Skill, and an Annotated Bibliography relevant to that Skill.

We hope you will enjoy our presentation of this data and find it useful to your own studies.  As always, please provide feedback to us about any of these MAPS if you have additional information or see a better way to organize or present it.
kill Definitions

kill Definitions

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These are the Skills covered by this Program of Study.
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Skill
Owning
MAPS
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Parent
Skill
Skill
Description
Center on Wheel
 
Throw on Wheel
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Making a high temperature container used to melt metal in.
 
 
Making a high temperature container used to melt metal in.
Prepare Clay
 
 
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Throw Cylinder
 
Throw on Wheel
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Throw on Wheel
 
 
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Wedge
 
Prepare Clay
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esource List

esource List

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Name
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Has
Training?
Has
Tools?
Has
Materials?
Annotation
 
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No
No
Karen Larsdatter has a number of very good links on a variety of topics.
 
Yes
No
No
The Prince's School specialises in teaching, researching, and promoting the practice and theory of the arts and crafts of the world's great traditions. It has courses on a host of medieval and ancient art techniques and the associated philosophical underpinnings of the art.
nnotated Bibliography

nnotated Bibliography

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URL
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Pub.
Year
Primary
Source
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One
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A Guide to the Classification of Medieval Ceramic Forms, 1998
 
 
No
No
An Assemblage of Frankish Pottery at Corinth
 
 
No
No
La Ceramica medieval en el norte y noroeste de la Peninsula Iberica: Aproximacion a su estudio
 
 
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No
Majolica and Fayence: Italian, Sicilian, Majorcan, Hispano-Moresque and Persian
 
1877
No
Yes
A modern reprint of an 1877 edition. The visual clarity of the pages is lacking.
Medieval Ceramics
 
 
No
No
Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia (Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages)
 
 
No
No
Medieval Near Eastern Pottery, 1957
 
 
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Yes
A tiny booklet with black and white photos of representative pottery pieces.
Medieval Pottery
 
 
No
No
Medieval Pottery from Caesarea: the Crusader Period
 
 
No
No
Medieval Pottery of the Oxford Region, 1973
 
 
No
No
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