Millhams Clay Survives the Heat!

MillhamsClayAn exciting event was happening this week at nearby Hengistbury Head in which this site of archaeological importance celebrated prehistoric crafts with a hands-on experience of pottery-making, flint knapping and the preparation of pigments for decoration.  Our chairman took along some the clay-like layers which augering has revealed at Millhams and produced a very handsome pot.  While many of the replica pots made with modern processed clay shattered in the firing, the sand-rich clay from Millhams remained intact and fired to a fine terracotta colour.

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