AncientCraft delivers a variety of workshops that aim to teach and improve the understanding of prehistoric crafts. Alongside the creation of an object to take home, there is a strong focus to provide background information and contextualise how and why people made and used objects in the past.
*When selecting ‘View Workshops’, you will be directed to the AncientCraft upcoming events page. From here you will see listed the current workshops available and will be able to purchase your tickets using the link provided. If you don't see the workshop you are interested in listed please contact me via the enquiry form above. If I know there are people waiting for a new workshop date to be added, it will be added quicker.
Bone & Antler Carving
Bone and antler has been used from the start of prehistory up to the modern day for making tools and ornamentation. Join experimental archaeologist James Dilley to make replicas of prehistoric bone and antler artefacts using authentic tools and materials including harpoons, needles, pins, combs, belt hooks, spear points and fish hooks to name a few - which will you choose?
Bronze Age Sword Casting
Cast your own Bronze Age Sword! The first swords in Europe were made of bronze. They are an iconic development in the human story as social pressure led to tension between groups and individuals. Participants can choose to replicate a rapier, Ewart Park or Naue II sword.
What is your standard day rate?My standard day rate for media work is £400 however this can differ depending on requirements. A standard day rate would typically cover a craft demonstration and talking to camera as an example.
Are you comfortable talking to the camera?Very! I have lots of experience providing a variety of educational material to different clients. Sometimes this is while I am demonstrating a craft such as flintknapping or metalworking.
How many years experience do you have demonstrating your crafts?I have been practicing prehistoric crafts since I was about 10. I have been demonstrating to the public and media for over 11 years.
Do you travel to shoot locations?Yes, and unless there are special circumstances, I bring all my required materials and equipment.
Do you charge travel and subsistence?Yes, this cost is not included in my standard day rate.
Are you insured to demonstrate your craft?Yes. A public liability insurance certificate and risk assessments can be provided on request.