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Last week, students in the course "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics" began laying out the designs that they will paint with slip this coming week. See the students at work and their fantastic designs here--and watch this space to see how the cups turn out in our late evening/night firing next week!


Painting Kylikes (Greek cups)
Last week, students in the course "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics" began laying out the designs that they will paint with slip this coming week. See the students at work and their fantastic designs here--and watch this space to see how the cups turn out in our late evening/night firing next week!
This week's blog post for the course "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics" by Gianna Puzzo tackles the tricky issues related to the (very complicated) firing of these amazing vessels. http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/recreating-ancient-greek-ceramics/slip-painting-our-cups/


Week 8–Slip-Painting Our Cups | Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
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Week 8–Slip-Painting Our Cups By Gianna Puzzo Week 8–Slip-Painting Our Cups I am a senior History of Art major and Museums and Society minor. In past years, I have worked closely with objects by interning with the JHMI Department of Art as Applied to Medicine archiving medical illustrations, letters…
"From the Bronze Age to the Jazz Age: Ornaments from a Minoan Palace in 20th c. Baltimore." On Friday, March 27th, Dr. Emily Anderson shed some light on painted reproductions of Minoan frescoes and vessels that are part of our collection. The fresco paintings are newly reunited with the JHUAM collection. While they serve as reproductions of antiquities, they are artifacts in themselves with an interesting history connected to early twentieth century excavations at Knosses and contemporary restorations done by E. Gillieron. Their story highlights what can become a blurry line between conservation, restoration and imagination - even leading into forgeries. Thanks to Dr. Anderson for an intriquing and informative chat!


Museum Chat - Dr. Emily Anderson (Depts. of Classics and History)
"From the Bronze Age to the Jazz Age: Ornaments from a Minoan Palace in 20th c. Baltimore." On Friday, March 27th, Dr. Emily Anderson shed some light on painted reproductions of Minoan frescoes and vessels that are part of our collection. The fresco paintings are newly reunited with the JHUAM collection. While they serve as reproductions of antiquities, they are artifacts in themselves with an interesting history connected to early twentieth century excavations at Knosses and contemporary restorations done by E. Gillieron. Their story highlights what can become a blurry line between conservation, restoration and imagination - even leading into forgeries. Thanks to Dr. Anderson for an intriquing and informative chat!
And we're back..from Spring Break. The teams of apprentices return to their Greek cups this week--it's a race to finish them before our firing date of April 8th. See Elizabeth Winkelhoff's blogpost on the latest work: http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/recreating-ancient-greek-ceramics/week-7-choosing-our-cups/


Week 7–Choosing Our Cups | Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
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Week 7–Choosing Our Cups By Elizabeth Winkelhoff Week 7–Choosing Our Cups I am a Freshman Archaeology/Biology double major. I love art, but predominately work with acrylic paints but am excited to apprentice with master potters. I have taken an Archaeology course in which I worked with ancient objec…
Our adventures in recreating ancient Greek ceramics continue. This time, we fired our replica kiln in the massive gas fired kiln at Baltimore Clayworks to ensure that they will survive our wood firing. And the students drank dirt to decant slip. And then we attempted to assemble cups from the parts that Matt Hyleck and Cami Ascher made for us. Potters make things look so easy.


Kilns in kilns and drinking dirt for slip
Our adventures in recreating ancient Greek ceramics continue. This time, we fired our replica kiln in the massive gas fired kiln at Baltimore Clayworks to ensure that they will survive our wood firing. And the students drank dirt to decant slip. And then we attempted to assemble cups from the parts that Matt Hyleck and Cami Ascher made for us. Potters make things look so easy.
Our next Museum Chat is this Friday (March 27th) from 12:15 to 12:45. It features Dr. Emily Anderson, from the Departments of Classics and History of Art discussing the topic, "From Bronze Age to Jazz Age: Ornaments of a Minoan Palace in Early 20th c. Baltimore". Come and see the two early twentieth century painted images of Knossos that were recently brought back to the Archaeological Museum, among other objects.


Spring vacation has arrived, so the museum will be closed to visitors this week. You can still enjoy the many objects on display - like this one - on the exterior of the museum.


Objects
A composition faience tile (5.7cm dia.) in the form of a circular polychrome rosette. Found at Tell el-Yehudiya, the palace of Ramesses III. This example dates to ca. 1184-1153 BCE. (JHUAM, ECM 42)
Professor Paul Delnero (Dept of Near Eastern Studies, JHU) and ceramic artist Ben Freund looked at ancient Mesopotamian ceramics together earlier today, discussing the production and use of these cuneiform tablets and foundation cones. Check out Ben's latest work which is inspired by such an ancient objects, opening tonight at Baltimore Clayworks.


Ancient Mesopotamian Ceramics
Professor Paul Delnero (Dept of Near Eastern Studies, JHU) and ceramic artist @[214546175334854:274:Ben Freund] looked at ancient Mesopotamian ceramics together earlier today, discussing the production and use of these cuneiform tablets and foundation cones. Check out Ben's latest work which is inspired by such an ancient objects, opening tonight at @[273226382848624:274:Baltimore Clayworks].
Following our "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics" blog? This week, Ashley Fallon tell us about our explorations of the "science of slip," thanks to a webinar conversation with Dr. Marc Walton (Northwestern University) and hands on experiments with slip.


Week 6–Science of Slip | Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
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Week 6–Science of Slip By Ashley Fallon Week 6–Science of Slip My name is Ashley Fallon and I am a junior, class of 2016, majoring in archaeology and Near Eastern studies with a focus on ancient Egypt. I have worked with ancient ceramics in three other classes also taken in the archaeology museum, a…