On the 22nd of November 2017, the association ASBA from Spain filed an EU application, Crafting Europe in the Bronze Age and Today (short: CRAFTER). EXARC is one of the eight partners from five countries.
CRAFTER will recreate ceramic vessels characteristic of some of the most outstanding Bronze Age cultures of Europe. These ceramic vessels will be recreated by local potters using prehistoric techniques and have a great potential for a broader production and marketing in the context of modern craft. We will produce documentary films that capture the manufacturing process of these objects with prehistoric techniques.
We will organise an event to be held simultaneously in Spain, Hungary, Germany and Serbia, namely a gathering at which the sets of replicas and the documentaries will be shared and shown to the general public. Finally will make the pottery replicas available for sale.
CRAFTER will allow people to see, but also to touch objects of the European Bronze Age. The second objective is to turn the technical and creative experience gained by the potters in the context of our project into the capacity to commercialise a high quality products.
The applicants are: Asociación de Amigos del Yacimiento Arqueológico de La Bastida (ASBA, lead partner), the Hometown Museum of Paraćin, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Déri Museum, the Mula City Museum, EXARC and the Halle State Museum of Prehistory.
We thank the Project Team and all the partners in CRAFTER for their work and good cooperation in getting this application at the right time to Brussels. We hope to hear if the application is successful by April 2018.