Iron Age Pottery
Reproduction Iron Age Pot
Similar techniques and tools have been used to shape and decorate the clay pot as it may have been done over 2,000 years ago.
Each pot started as a pinch pot and then coils were added until the desired height and width of the pot was reached.
The pot is then decorated with patterns by using simple tools. For example: incision lines have been made by using a hazel or willow twig and the quill end of a bird’s feather for the finer markings. Bowls are decorated with curvilinear motifs and arcs and they are often burnished (surface of the pot is polished using a wooden spoon) which creates a shiny surface once the pot has been fired.
The pots remain partially porous.