Pottery making

Pottery making workshop leafletCătălina Dănillă, Steve Mills, Pavel Mirea, Amelia Pannett and Laurens Thissen’s transformation of clay through the hands of the village youth and then through the pyrotechnology of firing transformed the pliable into the rigid, the natural into the cultural, and the children’s kneadings and coilings into museum display items. The primary process which has made archaeological culture registration possible (making ceramic vessels) – itself a transformation of material – was exploited to create modern villager’s contributions to the institutional display of their village’s history.  

Based  on prehistoric techniques, the workshops on pottery making, decorating and firing  took place in the Măgura School of Arts & Crafts in July 2010 and the objects produced contributed to the Măgura Past & Present exhibition at the Teleorman County Museum.

 

 

 

Visit the Media-Resources section to read Laurens Thissen's report on Neolithic pottery at Măgura-Buduiasca [pdf, 2mb]

Visit the Media-Resources section to read Cătălina's chapter on pottery making in the Interventions: Măgura Past & Present book [pdf, 2mb]

Visit the Media-Resources section to read Cătălina and Steve's chapter on pottery firing in the Interventions: Măgura Past & Present book [pdf, 3mb]

Visit the Media-Resources section to read Cătălina's chapter on pottery hand prints in the Interventions: Măgura Past & Present book [pdf, 1mb]

 

Pottery making, decorating and firing at the Măgura School of Arts & Crafts