Roman seal boxes are beautifully decorated boxes that archaeologists believe were used to protect beeswax seals on important documents. In many cases the enamel decoration has survived almost intact, giving us a chance to appreciate the rich colours and intricate designs used by ancient craft workers.
During this special course, participants will get to see an original Roman seal box lid found here at Fishbourne Roman Palace and then make a piece of decorative enamel-work inspired by the original. Using enamel-work and cloisonné wire technique on a copper base, each participant will create a beautiful lid to take away. This can then be added to a small box or used as a pendant.
The course is for over 18s and costs £65 per person. The course fee includes tuition, all materials and admission to the Palace. Places are limited so please book in advance by contacting 01243 785859.
More information about the tutor can be found on her website name www.eveclairetaylor.com