Hebridean Urn / Bowl
Hebridean Urn / Bowl
Hebridean Urn / Bowl
Hebridean Urn / Bowl
Hebridean Urn / Bowl
Hebridean Urn / Bowl
Hebridean Urn / Bowl
Hebridean Urn / Bowl

Hebridean Urn / Bowl

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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. 

Materials

Smoke fired Terracotta

Dimensions

Approx. 310mm tall  250mm diameter

Firing

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.


Production

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.

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