In person classes

Make a Ceramic Roman Oil Lamp

4.7(3 reviews)
Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay. Bring history to life with this exciting 2.5 hour workshop
£45 pp
2hrs 15min
What happens in this class?

Make a working replica Roman oil lamp in clay. These lamps use olive or other cooking oil and a wick and are lit like a candle. Su, an archaeologist and ceramicist for many years, offers a choice of ten differently designed lamp moulds (for example ship, dolphin, shell, gladiator) all based on actual Roman lamps excavated on archaeological sites, many here in London. The workshop offers an introduction to pottery techniques including using a press mould, joining clay, fettling and finishing and the experience of making a ceramic oil lamp using the same techniques and materials as the Romans did…

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Things to remember

You need to bring: Your enthusiasm for making pottery! A face mask and towel My studio can be very cold in winter so please wear warm clothes. Clay can be messy so bear this in mind, although I do provide plastic aprons. Tea will be provided

Latest Reviews
4.7(3 reviews)
Matthew - 2 November 2019
A great intimate workshop learning about the history of roman oil lamps and getting hands on!
Anonymous - 12 April 2018
Su was a wonderful teacher. She made us feel really welcome in her studio. We learned a lot & were really looked after. Great value for money. I’ll definitely be looking into another class with her. I recommended her highly!
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Booking Options
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Age Requirement

12All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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