Back in September I published a post about a class I was helping to organize (but not teach!) on Egyptian faience – an early glass product that sort of is the meeting place between clay and glass.
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
As you might know, I’m hosting a few SCA A&S (Arts & Science) competitions this year, and frequently people seem intimidated by the documentation aspect of competitions.
I’m in NO way an expert on this… I’m still pretty new to the SCA, and haven’t travelled outside of Avacal to see how things are done elsewhere. Still, I’ve been to, judged, and competed in a few competitions, and have some suggestions and things to think about. Also, there will be a Documentation 101 class coming soon in Montengarde (Calgary)!
On August 29 I hosted “So you want to enter an A&S competition” class for artisans in Montengarde (Calgary) and we had 12 people in total attend and participate. I tried to keep some very loose notes for anyone who couldn’t attend – though these will likely require some conversation to elaborate on some of the points.