Vulcan Jar
Vulcan Jar
Vulcan Jar
Vulcan Jar
Vulcan Jar

Vulcan Jar

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This replica Roman storage Jar bares the symbols of Vulcan, Roman god of fire, blacksmiths, forges, the art of sculpture, artisans and volcanoes.  

The first child born to Juno and Jupiter, his birth was not the the joyous event it should have been.  On seeing her brand new son Juno was horrified at  what she saw as a stunted, ugly little creature, so she cast him of Olympus.  He bounced down the mountain and into the sea, in the process permanently damaging his foot which gave him a life long limp.  

In later life he proved his worth to the Gods of Olympus and was give an entire valley for his forge, where he made many magnificent objects.  These included Athena's shield, Eros' arrows, the armour worn by Achilles during the Trojan War and Hermes' winged helmet,  but to name just a few.  He was clearly a highly skilled craftsman, so it is no wonder that Roman potters paid tribute to him by including his symbols, tongs and hammer, on their pottery. 


Earthenware, terracotta


Approx. 280 mm tall, 170 mm diameter


This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, inspired by original artefacts.  It has been wood fired in an authentic replica of a Roman Pottery Kiln at Vindolanda Museum, to a temperature of between 800°C & 1000°C, using the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, emulating original Roman Pottery and giving each pot it's unique character.

Health and Safety

This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that would have been used during the Roman era.  As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface it will absorb some of the flavours of the food being stored, which does add to the flavour of future dishes. However, it does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards and therefore we do not advise that it is used for storing food.  When the Romans used these storage jars they would rely on applying sufficient heat to the cooking pot and their contents to ensure that all bacteria was killed. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease causing bacteria and temperatures of 100°C would do even more. 

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Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

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Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle

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