You are here:  Crafts > Pigment
Register   |  Login
edieval Artisan Program of Study for Pigment

edieval Artisan Program of Study for Pigment

Minimize
The Craft of Pigment covers the preparation of Pigments from raw materials to their application in or on 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.

About  Our Site’s Background Image

The image behind the pages is a sheet of Vellum whose writing has been (largely) removed.  A sheet so used is called a Palimpsest, a term that means “scraped away clean”.  Most of the surviving palimpsests are made out of vellum both because it was a more valuable material than papyrus or paper, but also because it was more durable.  It seems an appropriate background to our site.

re you passionate about your craft?

re you passionate about your craft?

Minimize
We would love to see Medieval Artisan Programs of Study (MAPS) for Wood, Bone, Horn, Fabric, Leather, Glass, Pigment and Stone, but setting up MAPS for Metal and Clay is enough to keep us busy for quite some time.  If you have a passion for teaching one of those crafts, or some other one we have not included, send us a draft Program of Study for it.  If we like what we see, we'll set you up as a Master Artisan on our site and help you enter the information necessary to define a Program of Study for your craft.   
kill Definitions

kill Definitions

Minimize
These are the Skills covered by this Program of Study.
Filter by
   
Find it!
  
Skill
Owning
MAPS
(Where
Different)
Parent
Skill
Skill
Description
esource List

esource List

Minimize
Filter by
   
Find it!
Records 1-2 of 2  
page size 
Name
Usefullness
Rating
Has
Training?
Has
Tools?
Has
Materials?
Annotation
 
No
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

Minimize
Filter by
   
Find it!
Records 1-7 of 7  
page size 
Citation
Rating   
URL
Hist.
Pub.
Year
Primary
Source
Have
One
BuyAnnotation
Brown, Sarah and O'Connor, David, The Glass-Painters (Medieval Craftsmen), 1991
 
 
No
No
Catalano, I.M., Genga, A., Laganara, C., and Laviano, R., Lapis lazuli usage for blue decoration of polychrome painted glazed pottery: a recurrent technology during the Middle Ages in Apulia (Southern Italy)
 
 
No
No
Cunningham, Michael, Miyajima, Sinichi, Yuji, Yamashita, and Yamashita, Yuji, Ink Paintings and Ash-Glazed Ceramics: Medieval Calligraphy, Painting and Ceramic Art from Japan and Korea
 
 
No
No
Hawthorne, John, Smith, Cyril Stanley, On Divers Arts, 1979
 
1120
Yes
Yes
If you are interested in period medieval metal working, glass or painting processes, this is a must-have work. Theophilus covers a wide variety of techniques and processes, including recipes for various materials.
Osborne, John and Claridge, Amanda, Early Christian and Medieval Antiquities: (Vol. 2) Other Mosaics, Paintings, Sarcophagi and Small Objects
 
 
No
No
Ross, Marvin, Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Volume 1, Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass, Glyptics, Painting, 1962
 
 
No
Yes
This volume has a variety of good quality black and white photographs of Byzantine and early Medieval pieces. Each piece has a good quality description along with text translations and references to scholarly works covering similar pieces.
Thompson, Daniel V. (Jr), The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting, 1956
 
 
No
Yes