Late October, 30 specialists met in Mula, Spain. In three days, these potters, archaeologists and museum professionals learned a lot from each other by literally looking over each other’s shoulders. It was all about Bronze Age pottery from different regions in Europe: Spain, Germany, Hungary and Serbia. EXARC added a broad approach to pottery techniques based on examples from Bronze Age Greece to this.
Following an introduction on the archaeology and pottery techniques we can learn from archaeological analyses, the second day was spent on going from table to table, and letting the potters speak themselves. Where some colleagues had a decade of experience (which is already very impressive) several potters can lean on seven generations of professional experience. The final day was spent on excursions to archaeological sites and to still functioning pottery workshops.
This event is part of the EU funded project CRAFTER, more information: https://exarc.net/eu-projects/crafter