Details The Hebridean Isles off the west coast of Scotland have a long history of occupation, and their relative isolation has resulted in a very distinctive culture in terms of pottery production during the Neolithic Period. This replica of a Hebridean Urn, or bowl, dates back to third millennium BC, when the hardy settlers of these stunning islands would have been farming the land and fishing the seas to survive.
This style of potter is very distinctive to this area, with its multi carinated profile, incised herringbone decoration and heavily moulded rim, which all creates a beautifully organic shape the is wonderful to handle and admire.
Smoke fired Terracotta
Approx. 310mm tall 250mm diameter
It has been fired to emulate the ancient firing conditions. The original pot would have been fired in an open wood fire, in close contact with the fuel, a process that leaves its mark on the clay as variations in the surface colour. However the very low temperatures achieved in open firings, also results in pots that are relatively weak, so this pot has been fired to a somewhat higher temperature to strengthen it, in a special firing process that allows me to achieve an authentic appearance to the pot.
As with all my Museum Quality Replicas this pot has been made, as the original would have been, entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tool that the Neolithic makers would have used. In keeping with the original pot, the decoration has been applied using a bone.
Health & Safety
This is a Museum Quality Replica and is not intended for use as a food vessel, if you require replica pots for actual use with food or beverages, please ask before purchasing.
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