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ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPLICA WORKSHOP: PREHISTORIC POTTERY.
PaleoramaSL is a company formed by archaeologists, with a wide and extensive experience in the field of prehistoric technologies and adapting courses for all audiences (see prehistoriccourses since 1994).
In thisworkshop you will learn to produce prehistoric ceramics (Bell-Beaker, Cardial, Argaric, Cogotas ..), with a similar appearance to the original ones and without any knowledge ofmodeling.
From this workshop you'll achieve several pieces made with your own hands, the knowledge to repeat this process as many times as you need and also the experience of working with one of the most experienced teams in Spain in the field of prehistoric technologies.
You will also learn how to make a millenary oven and we will teach you the main types of peninsular ceramics, chronology, decoration, manufacturing and technical functionality, so you will know what you get, as well as its relevance.
1.- Target audience
Workshoporiented to anyone interested in the replication of objects or that requireceramic pieces replacement or developing as a didactic, educational, decorative or resource (museums, universities, schools, dynamization companies ...). You don't need prior training or modeling knowledge.
Limited number ofstudents
Two shifts organized into two consecutive weekends by shift.
First shift: June 30th and July 1st, July 7th and July 8th.
Second Shift: 1st and 2nd, 7th and 8th, both in September.
Each shift consists therefore of four days distributed in two Saturdays and two Sundays. The structure in consecutive weekends is a must, for it is necessary for the pieces to dry before cooking them in the prehistoric oven.
Classes will start at 10:30 A.M. and finish around 19:30 P.M.(flexible end time depending on the needs of students, processes, etc.).
€ 175 per student/shift (two consecutive weekends, either in July or September). Includes classes, raw materials, documentation and a small gift. Participants will take home the pieces that have been prepared. The price is the same regardless of attending a single weekend.
(1) General introduction to handmade prehistoric pottery. Typology, chronology and periodization, major sites, applications, functionality and symbolism. Decorative types. Raw materials. Main processing and cooking techniques.
(2) Preparation of the molds.
(3) How to prepare andapply the ceramic plaster. We will work with clay from known archaeological environments to get similar textures and colors from the original ones.
(4) Pre-drying, decoration and texturing.
(5) Manufacturing of asimple prehistoric oven following archaeological models.
(6) Ceramic baking process.
(7) Cleaning, marking and packingof ceramic pieces.
6.- You need old clothes that can be stained, and of gourse, your hands.
If you come from outside Madrid, you will need to book accommodation at least Saturday night. We recommend the following sites in Pinto: Princesa de Éboli **** (at 5 minutes of installation). Phone: 91263640, La Indiana ***(20 minutes walk), Phone: 916 926 253, (both very affordable prices and free Wi-Fi-Parking not included).
Subsistence allowance: There are many places near the park for lunch, dinner, breakfast...
7.- How to get there
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Parque Juan Carlos I
Avda. Pablo Picasso sn
28320 Pinto (Madrid)
Phone: (+34)902 877 345 Monday through Friday, from 9 to 14 hours.
Manuel Salas, Raúl Maqueda, Manuel Luque
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