Egyptian faience workshop

Egyptian Faience beads made by Alysa Harron of Fuzzy Lizard Studio

Egyptian Faience beads made by Alysa Harron of Fuzzy Lizard Studio

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, I’m helping to organize a workshop on Egyptian faience in Calgary.

Egyptian faience is the precursor to modern glass technologies and was developed in about 1,500 BCE. This class will cover basic history and hands on creation of faience beads. Each kit includes enough material to create at least 100 beads. We will be using mildly toxic powders; gloves and dust masks will be provided.

Kits cost $20 each, and can be shared.
Teacher: Li Xia of Sigelhundas

The class is currently scheduled to run from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., and at the time of writing the location is unconfirmed.

Basically if we have a big enough group of people who can confirm their attendance, we’ll need to find a space. There MAY be an additional small cost to share between everyone to cover a rental cost. If the group who can confirm their attendance is small – then we can do this workshop in a private home.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP (if you can’t confirm, you can click “maybe” until the location-time-deadline) on the Facebook event here.   If you can’t see the event, it’s because we aren’t Facebook friends – just leave me a message in the comments with your FB name and I will send you an invite.

You do NOT need to be a member of the SCA to attend this class… it’s being organized through the SCA, but anyone can attend. (And hey.. if you’re interested in medieval or ancient arts, you might find you will enjoy the SCA too!)


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