Do It Yourself Workshops

Bill runs sessions for people to try their hand at making replicas of ancient pots such as Bronze Age Beakers and Urns.

2022 Ancient Pottery Workshops

In 2022 Bill running workshops at the following venues, follow the links to find out more and how to book places.

18th June - At Butser Iron Age Farm, Hampshire. The Beakerfolk webpage for the event is at this link .
This workshop is now fully booked, but you can get on the waiting list at the venue webpage :-

16th & 17th July - At Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset.
The Beakerfolk webpage for the event is at this link - The webpage about the subsequent firing of the pots that were made is at this link.
Venue website :-

23rd & 24th July - Salisbury Museum Festival of Archaeology - Bill and Diane (his wife) will be demonstrating pottery and textile production. A hands-on-activity will be encouraging visitors to copy the decorations of prehistoric pots in the museum's splendid gallery, using slabs of clay to impress with various tools.
Venue website :-

23rd - 31st July - At Corfe Castle, Dorset. With the Ancient Wessex Network. "Corfe Before the Castle". Pottery and other ancient crafts being run as hands-on activities, with hourly talks and demonstrations, for visitors during the Festival of British Archaeology, no booking, no charge (except National Trust entry fee into Castle, which is free on 31st July).

There is a page at this link that shows how a simple beaker is made.


Beaker Folk Bill Crumbleholme Beaker making workshop at Maiden Castle Bronze Age Festival September 2009
Bill running a beaker making workshop at the Bronze Age Festival at Maiden Castle in September 2009.


Hand made beakers drying out.