Come and join us for an informal get together to learn some of the basics of jewellery making, Roman style!
Ancient Roman jewellery was often colourful, elegant, richly made and evocative. Roman jewellery changed over time and was influenced by the civilisations the Romans conquered, especially by Greek, Egyptian and Etruscan jewellery. The expansion of the empire also gave access to an abundance of resources. As a result, coloured gemstones, the use of glass and rich materials and sometimes bold designs are characteristics of Roman jewellery.
Jewellery was worn by all genders, ages and social classes, for aesthetic purposes and also to communicate social status and wealth, and for good luck or religious purposes.
Kay Callander is a Trimontium Trustee and the artist behind the jewellery collection for sale at the museum shop. She will share her knowledge, expertise & tips for you to create your own Roman inspired jewellery pieces. “We’ll make some lovely pieces for you to take home, giving you the skills to develop your own style!”
All materials will be provided but if you have anything you want to use, bring it along. Coffee / tea will be involved!
Spaces limited to 10 people. Booking in advance is essential.
£50 general public
Members and volunteers receive 20% off discount.