Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics (2015)

 

In Spring 2015, I taught an undergraduate course at the Johns Hopkins University in which students collaborated on an interdisciplinary project attempting to recreate ancient Greek red-figure kylikes, or cups.  This course involved the efforts of numerous specialists, particularly potters Matthew Hyleck and Cami Ascher of Baltimore Clayworks, as well as archaeologists, art historians, materials scientists and conservators contributed their expertise.  Beginning with clay and ending with fired ceramics in a custom-built kiln based on ancient examples, the course was fully documented on the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum's website.