Diana Samian Ware Bowl
Diana Samian Ware Bowl
Diana Samian Ware Bowl
Diana Samian Ware Bowl
Diana Samian Ware Bowl
Diana Samian Ware Bowl
Diana Samian Ware Bowl

Diana Samian Ware Bowl

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Details

This stunning replica of a Roman Samian ware bowl from around the second century depicts the goddess of hunting, Diana.  It has been made using the same hand-forming techniques that would have been employed by the original Roman potter nearly one thousand nine hundred years ago. 

As with all such decorated Samian Ware bowls the process of recreating it began with the making of a set of punches of exactly the same designs and dimensions as those used by the original mould maker.  These were carved from fine terracotta clay and, once fired, were used to create the design within the bowl mould.  This mould was in turn fired to a temperature of 1000°C then mounted onto a potter's wheel, where, while spinning at speed, the final bowl was formed within it.

After drying for some hours, the bowl, having now shrunk by a few millimetres, could be removed from the mould, replaced with the wheel, and the foot ring added.  After a further period of drying, the pot was dipped into the colloidal terra sigillata slip (liquid clay), which, when fired, gives the pot its characteristic colour and shine.

Finally, after drying for another week, the bowl was fired to nearly 1100°C.  All of these processes are based on those used by Samian Ware workshops in Gaul during the first, second and third centuries.

 

'Add To Cart' items are ready to send straight away. Please be aware that if bought alongside 'Pre-order' items, your order will be sent when all items are ready. 

'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

Materials

Terracotta, red slip finish

Dimensions

Approx 100 mm tall, 175 mm diameter 

Production

This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, inspired by original artefacts. 

Health & Safety

As with all of our Museum quality replicas, this piece has been fired to achieve an authentic finish.  Like the original it is not glazed,  as a result, this pot does not meet modern health and safety standards and, although decorative, I would not recommend that this pot be used for its original purpose.


Postage
All items are sent using a second-class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first-class, please contact me for a quote.  Many Thanks

 

SHIPPING
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All items are sent using a second-class postal service. If you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering.